The Moroccan American Dr. Moncef Slaoui to head America’s plan against COVID-19

Susan Walsh, AP

Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY
Published 2:19 PM EDT May 14, 2020
President Trump on Wednesday tapped venture capitalist and former pharmaceutical head Moncef Slaoui to head Operation Warp Speed, a White House initiative meant to quickly develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines.

Slaoui was named Wednesday, according to a senior administration official. He was chair of the vaccines division at pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline, a British multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in London.

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