Like it or not, the shots from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson are the Trump vaccines.
Vaccines usually take up to 10 years to get developed and approved. That’s mostly because of funding and regulatory issues. But in “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump administration gave COVID vaccine researchers and producers all the money they needed and adjusted regulations so as to allow required tests to be performed simultaneously, rather than one after the other. Despite the rush job, the traditional health and effectiveness studies were reportedly all carried out. The program was announced on April 29, 2020 and the first vaccines were approved for use on December 20, 2020, an astonishing achievement that surely has saved untold numbers of lives.