Warp Speed: Inside the Operation That Beat COVID, the Critics, and the Odds (Hardcover)

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Warp Speed: Inside the Operation That Beat COVID, the Critics, and the Odds (Hardcover)

By Paul Mango, Tom Cotton (Foreword by)


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A powerful story of how our nation’s leaders overcame the odds, saving the American people from the throes of a deadly pandemic. The prior record for vaccine development and distribution was approximately 4.5 years. Operation Warp Speed got the COVID-19 vaccine to the American people in less than 10 months. Operation Warp Speed did not happen by accident. It was the result of exceptional leadership, explicit strategy, and unprecedented teamwork. Author Paul Mango, one of the key leaders of Operation Warp Speed and the former deputy chief of US Health and Human Services, chronicles the challenges of developing the vaccine. In this harrowing, behind-the-scenes account of the most successful public-private partnership since World War II, we learn how the nation’s biggest leaders accomplished the impossible. Through sheer will and commitment, a small group of leaders fulfilled its mission, making the United States the only country in the world which could offer a vaccine to any citizen by April 2021, scarcely 14 months after the genetic identification of the virus.
Paul Mango was the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the conception, development, and implementation of Operation Warp Speed. He entered government service with close to 30 years experience as a healthcare industry executive and consultant transforming some of America’s largest organizations. Prior to this, he served as a field artillery officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. He is a graduate of West Point and the Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife in Jackson Hole, WY. Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. Tom sits on the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence, and Judiciary. Tom grew up on his family’s cattle farm in Yell County. After a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals and private law practice, Tom left the law because of the September 11th attacks. Tom served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between his two combat tours, Tom served with The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Tom is the author of Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery.
Product Details ISBN: 9781645720546
ISBN-10: 1645720543
Publisher: Republic Book Publishers
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English
"Operation Warp Speed was one of the most impressive life-saving projects of our lifetime—the development of a vaccine in ten months that saved millions of lives across the planet, put the world back to work and allowed life to return to normal. Paul Mango’s account of how the vaccine was conceived, developed, manufactured, distributed and administered, all in record time and without a hitch, is the story of deregulation and public-private sector success, and the story of competence, determination, and the force of will. Let’s use an Operation Warp Speed to cure cancer, MS, and Alzheimer's." —Stephen Moore, former Trump senior economist


"When Paul Mango, a respected expert in healthcare, went to Washington, he never expected to face the largest public health crisis in a century. In his new book, Mango takes us inside the room for one of America’s greatest accomplishments: distributing millions of doses of safe and effective vaccines within one year of identifying the Covid virus. Paul gives us his insider’s view on who and what made that possible, as well as lessons to help us cope with the next pandemic." —Trevor Fetter, Former CEO, Tenet Healthcare, and current Lecturer, Harvard Business School

"Congratulations to Paul Mango on his new book, Warp Speed: Inside the Operation that Beat Covid, the Critics, and the Odds, which tells the story of how my Administration, in record time, delivered vaccines and therapeutics to the American people to fight the China Virus. What we achieved was incredible, but it is sad to see what Biden has done with it (no mandates!). Great job, Paul!" --Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America