Trump’s vaccine czar gives us a timeline for going back to normal

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In today’s news: Trump’s vaccine czar exclusively shares his prediction for when he thinks we’ll get back to normal, Google’s health chief tells us how its the coronavirus products are part of a larger business shift, and a look at the people in the Biden-Harris orbit who’d have a strong shot at shaping the future of healthcare.

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Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon


EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s coronavirus vaccine czar shares his best timeline on the race for a COVID-19 vaccine and a return to normal in the second half of 2021

  • Speaking in a rare interview, Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, told Business Insider he expects a vaccine will become widely available to most Americans in the second quarter of 2021.
  • By then, he said, as many as 80 million people will already have gotten the shot.
  • The US will return to normal by the second half of 2021, Slaoui predicted.


Read Andrew Dunn’s exclusive interview>>

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One of Google’s top doctors explains how its coronavirus response is feeding into its long-term plans to reinvent how people get health information


Read Blake Dodge’s full story here>>

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris shake hands before the start of the second night of the second 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 2019. Lucas Jackson/Reuters


These are the most powerful people advising Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who could shape the future of healthcare if their campaign succeeds


Check out my updated list>>


ICYMI: Meet the doctor helping Biden prepare for victory and shape the future of healthcare

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