Ashish K. Jha+ Your Authors @ashishkjha Physician, researcher, and advocate for the notion that an ounce of data is worth a thousand pounds of opinion. Director @harvardgh. Soon, Dean @Brown_SPH Jun. 16, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

We're all hoping for a safe, effective vaccine. But when will we get one?

Trials moving quickly, but there is a real risk that we'll struggle to to produce enough doses quickly

We'll have supply chain issues, distribution challenges, etc

Short thread

Operation Warp Speed meant to address this. Has focused on a small number of vaccines.

But its efforts, while good, may not be enough.

Good @DavidBKendall and Kaitlin Hunter piece in @thehill about what we really need to do

 https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/502649-coronavirus-vaccine-in-warp-speed 

2/3

What are their arguments in a nut shell?

1. Make more bets -- bet on 10 vaccines

2. Pre-purchase a year's worth now, get production going.

3. Focus on supply chains before they will get bungled (see testing fiasco).

3/4

Cost of all of this? About $26B. Trivial amount in the context of the pandemic.

If we are broader, more aggressive, higher likelihood we can bring this pandemic to a close faster.

Read the piece. Linked again here:

 https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/502649-coronavirus-vaccine-in-warp-speed 


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