National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins contradicted the Biden Administration on Sunday when he said that the Trump Administration deserves praise for creating a “breathtaking” coronavirus vaccine.
“The Operation Warp Speed, for which I give a great deal of credit to [former HHS Secretary Alex Azar], was a[n] effort that many of us were not initially convinced was going to be necessary. And it was thought about as a Manhattan Project,” Collins said.
Collins also noted vaccines “got done in 11 months from when we first knew about this virus is at least five years faster than it’s ever been before.”
This comes after President Joe Biden said at a CNN town hall on February 16 that “It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator. How do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm?” Biden personally received the vaccine before Trump left office.
During a February 19 visit to the Pfizer Kalamazoo Manufacturing Site, Biden falsely claimed, “Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country.”