Trump selects Muslim doctor to head vaccine program
US President named Moroccan expert in immunology and vaccinology Moncef Slaoui to lead the team tasked with developing coronavirus vaccine.
"MOMENTOUS MEDICAL INITIATIVE"
According to the US media, Slaoui will guide a group of medical professionals to formulate a vaccine to battle the pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people across the world.
Trump said Slaoui will serve as the operation’s chief scientist, assisted by a team that includes veteran army four-star Gen. Gus Perna as chief operating officer.
Trump described the operation as a “momentous medical initiative,” and a “massive scientific, industrial and logistical endeavor unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project.”