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Below are the eight most important people leading Operation Warp Speed. It is based on an organizational chart obtained and published by STAT, as well as interviews with more than a dozen officials close to leaders of the initiative.

Their mission: to help develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine in record time or risk contributing to the coronavirus response as a dark moment in the nation’s history.


There’s an Army doctor who has made a career trying to detect illnesses in soldiers before they ever show symptoms, a former West Point running back and special forces soldier turned Army general, and even Nancy Messonnier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official who Trump threatened to fire after she issued a stern warning in February about the growing pandemic.

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