On WARP SPEED (the book)
What the juiciest (and least-known) insider account of Covid vaccine development REALLY tells us
You’ve never heard of Paul Mango.
You should have.
Mango helped run Warp Speed, the Trump Administration program that developed Covid vaccines in nine months. Now he’s published a book about his experience, a slim volume also called “Warp Speed.”
Mango’s book has received almost no attention since it came out in June. Too bad. It contains fascinating details about previously hidden fights in the project.
Even more importantly, “Warp Speed” reveals the mindset that drove Warp Speed. This is a book about Covid vaccines, written by a man at the heart of the $30 billion government program that funded and oversaw their development.
Yet it contains almost no mention of the vaccines themselves - the technologies behind them, how they drive the immune system, how they were tested. Mango spends more time writing about syringes than mRNA.
The reason, of course, is that Mango saw both syringes and mRNA merely as components of the product that it was his job to bring to market. This philosophy seems to have infected nearly the entire Warp Speed team - with the possible exception of Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Covid coordinator.
(To infinity… and beeeeyond!)
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