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Biden Administration Will Rename 'Operation Warp Speed,' Citing Trump 'Failures'

Added 01-15-21 03:07:01pm EST - “The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Biden Administration Will Rename 'Operation Warp Speed,' Citing Trump 'Failures'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. David Kessler, shown here during a briefing before the election, to be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. David Kessler, shown here during a briefing before the election, to be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response.

The White House push to vaccinate against the coronavirus will have a new name and new leadership under the Biden administration.

The "Operation Warp Speed" name will be retired, incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted on Friday. She said there was an "urgent need to address the failures of the Trump team approach to vaccine distribution." Psaki did not say what the new name will be.

Psaki added that many of the same civil servants will be involved in the response, but the structure will be changed.

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