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WASHINGTON – Today, during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) hearing, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) questioned our country’s top health officials on Operation Warp Speed, the government project to research, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine on an expedited timeline.

The witnesses at today’s hearing included Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health; Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Gary Disbrow, acting director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

“Today, I heard from Dr. Collins and Dr. Redfield on the progress being made on developing a vaccine for COVID-19 and the measures that need to take place to make certain a vaccine is safely and efficiently distributed when it is available,” said Sen. Moran following the hearing. “It is not only vital that we are prepared to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, but that we also learn from this pandemic so we are better prepared for any future diseases that may threaten our country.”

Click Here to Watch Sen. Moran’s Questioning

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