Moncef Slaoui, who led Trump's Operation Warp Speed, was dismissed as chair of Galvani Bioelectronics' board of directors after an investigation.
“We know it induces identical immune response.” U.S. vaccine chief Moncef Slaoui said officials may half the dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 shot to speed up vaccinations.
The Trump administration has come under scathing criticism from congressional Democrats after news leaked out last week about the foregone vaccine opportunity.
"Frankly, I’m staying out of this," said Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Operation Warp Speed's chief science adviser.
Dr. Moncef Slaoui said everyone should remain "very cautious and vigilant" as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country.
Herd immunity could be reached by mid-2021 if the overwhelming majority of Americans get vaccinated, said Moncef Slaoui.
“I hope nothing interferes” with Operation Warp Speed, said Moncef Slaoui, referring to the vaccine push. “It's a matter of life and death for thousands."
The move followed Sen. Elizabeth Warren's criticism of former pharma executive Moncef Slaoui's Moderna stock options as a "huge conflict of interest."