"I think that people don't understand what's going on with Operation Warp Speed," Dr. Atlas said. "It's unprecedented what's happened here. A typical vaccine takes roughly four years or so and now we're going to have a vaccine highly likely in far less than one year."
"Without cutting any safety corners because the president has done things concomitant to the development of the vaccine, that is the manufacturing, at the logistics, everything that's being done at the same time and that's never been done before," he said.
"There is zero cutting of safety concerns," Atlas ensured. "There should be no hesitation about the safety. He shouldn't be punished by doing something faster than other people could have done or thought. It's the opposite. We have a pandemic."
"The urgency is the pandemic, not politics," Atlas concluded.