Moncef Slaoui, Head Of Us Vaccine Effort

Head of US vaccine effort resigns at request of incoming Biden administration but will stay through transition

Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request of the incoming Biden administration, a source with knowledge of the events tells CNN.

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Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request of the incoming Biden administration, he confirms. He'll stay on for 30 days to 'ensure a smooth transition,' a Biden transition official says.

Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request of the incoming Biden administration, a source with knowledge of the events tells CNN.

Slaoui confirmed on CNBC Wednesday that he submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday to the Trump administration. He'll stay on for 30 days to"ensure a smooth transition," a Biden transition official tells CNN.Slaoui said on a call with reporters last week that he had been in contact with the Biden administration and has been asked to become a consultant when the transition happens, to which he's agreed, CNN previously reported.The US just suffered its worst day ever for Covid-19 deathsIt's common for a political appointee such as Slaoui to step down as part of the transition from one administration to another. It was not immediately clear if the Biden administration plans to appoint a successor.During his appearance on CNBC, Slaoui touted the success of Operation Warp Speed in getting two vaccines authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration and said it was always his intention to return to private life once that was achieved. He said he decided to"prolong" his"tenure in order to support the new team as they come in."Read More"As you know, I'm very supportive of this upcoming administration and really, of course, of the operation and its mission and I will be doing everything I can to help them succeed," Slaoui said.Biden Transition

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Thank god. This guy was a disgrace and had no idea what he was doing. He was literally paid to leave his job at a major pharma company for being useless... So this isn't that surprising. However it's not his fault that the federal government did squat to put the necessary funding and infrastructure in place.

Move out of the way. If you enabled the orange baby wanna be dictator we will no longer be in need of your services. Adults are in charge now. StopGenocideonTigray StopWaronTigray. EritreaOutofTigray If this were to be the other way round CillizzaCNN would have wrote a piece why this is abnormal...