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The people who made the warp speed of the COVID vaccines possible

In some ways, the timeline is staggering: COVID-19 got serious with the shutdowns of March 2020, and yet a vaccine was available before the end of the same year.

The federal Operation Warp Speed helped, but there are a lot of other players and circumstances you probably have not heard of.

Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman introduces us to some of the key players, people who had mostly toiled in obscurity, in the book A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine.

The people profiled put a lot of work into vaccine technology that paid off when the world really needed a vaccine.

The author, who has written several previous books, visits the JX with details of this one.

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