I'm happy. But I'm not a Dem and not a Republican. I do give credit. I did like it. I posted several times praising Trump for it. I'm perfectly aware of ALL the components of the Warp Speed initiative, in excruciating detail and I've posted about it, including, with each component listed, what they did, and who they supported (look up in my posting history my posts months ago about Warp Speed, by doing an Advanced search using Warp Speed as keywords and me as the author). I'm probably one of the posters here who knows best what WSI entailed. But no, Pfizer had absolutely nothing to do with it. Zero. They got their own funding (meaning, used their own money, 2 billion dollars). Pfizer is a company with a budget five times bigger than the total budget of Warp Speed Initiative (that is, all that Warp Speed did for ALL companies, Pfizer is five times bigger than that). They didn't want any help from Warp Speed, and plain declined it, including for distribution. They didn't want any strings attached. Their German partner developed the science (BioNTech). Pfizer provided the manufacturing and distribution capacity. Period. No WSI. At one point they considered, and even announced, that they would use WSI's distribution. Then they changed their mind again and used their own. People mix it up because in the WSI website there were news of the 1.95 billion contract with Pfizer. That was a PURCHASE ORDER. The contract was, if they came up with an approvable product, then they would be paid that amount to SELL 100 million doses of the vaccines to us (by now we've ordered another 200 million, 100 million by Trump and 100 million by Biden). That's not a cost-sharing grant to expedite R&D and manufacturing, unlike the case of Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (and AstraZeneca). That is simply a reservation. It's like, you call a very fancy restaurant, and say "I want a table." They say "We can reserve a table for you. We only practice multi-course menus and it is $500 per person. So if you get to our table for four, we'll charge you $2,000 once you get here. Do you still want the table?" You say "I do" and they say "then it's reserved for you. You pay when you get here." So up to you actually getting there to consume the meal, you're not paying anything. But once the meal is delivered, then you pay. That's not a grant to support the restaurant, or a donation. You are not trying to help the restaurant get the ingredients from the market and hire sous-chefs to cook the food. What you are doing is that you are paying for the completed and finished meal once they serve it to you. You're paying for the food, not for developing the recipe, etc. The 1.95 billion was to pay for the doses that they reserved for us, in case they got approval and delivered the doses (no money exchanged hands before that, unlike what happened for Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca, and Novavax). Now what do you suppose they'd have done if we hadn't reserved those doses? They would have sold them to someone else. There are HUNDREDS of interested countries. Same thing, if you cancelled your restaurant reservation and the place was very much in demand, they'd sit someone else on that table, and they'd charge THAT person, not you. Understand the difference, now? The bottom line is, Pfizer never needed or wanted Warp Speed initiative and would have developed, manufactured, and distributed the vaccine in EXACTLY IN THE SAME INTERVAL OF TIME without the Warp Speed Initiative. Expediting the FDA process: that actually wasn't done. The FDA took exactly the same time it always takes when it's a matter of an Emergency Use Authorization. The time line you are quoting is for the regular, non-emergency full approvals, not the EUAs. The only concession is that the FDA said they'd want 2 months of safety data when it's usually 6 months for an EUA. But that's in function of the emergency of the pandemic, and they'd have done the same without the Warp Speed Initiative. And see, the other agencies around the world that have nothing to do with the WSI also expedited it. Actually we weren't even the first country that approved the Pfizer vaccine: the United Kingdom was. Now let's look at Pfizer and the various components of the Warp Speed Initiative as listed by you: Real Time Review of the Data and trial results vs waiting for them to be submitted at the end of the trials and the FDA taking a year to review and approve - Not true. The FDA only looked at Pfizer's data once Pfizer submitted the full set in November. They did NOT do a rolling review of the Pfizer data like the European Medicines Agency did. And no, it's not one year for an EUA. But yes, the FDA did decrease the time for safety data, but that was a decision in function of the seriousness of the pandemic and had nothing to do with the WSI. Funding Support for R&D - Not a single cent of WSI funds went to Pfizer to support R&D. The Feds offered but Pfizer declined. Department of Defense logistics for help with manufacturing, delivery and tracking. - Pfizer passed on all of that, too, and did their own distribution. They used their own cold shipping boxes and their own trucks. The Feds offered the McKesson distribution network that is part of the WSI. Pfizer said, "thanks but no thanks, we have our own distribution infrastructure and network." Moderna did accept that help and Johnson and Johnson I believe will use them too. Allowed for manufacturing during the approval process to have millions of doses ready to go in January. - No, that's cost-sharing. WSI did enable Moderna to do it. They did help Oxford/AstraZeneca with that. With cost sharing, companies are not afraid of producing ahead of approval because it's been supported by the grant so they won't go bankrupt if the vaccine fails. That was one of the BEST aspects of the WSI and one that lay people don't understand when they say the vaccines were too hushed. No, the bulk of the time-saving came from that, because companies usually are very careful and proceed step by step to see the viability of a product before committing to production. With cost-sharing, no need for that and you can rush it. But there was no cost-sharing with Pfizer. Pfizer has such a HUGE infrastructure that again and are so self-confident, that they were confident that they'd be able to manufacture in advance and not lose money, and did it, without the WSI. Come again? How was Pfizer part of the WSI??? Just because they sold us some doses? That's the extent of their involvement with the feds: as sellers. Period, full stop. "Every one that the FDA has approved was in the WSI" you say. The FDA has only approved three: Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. The last two were in the WSI. Pfizer wasn't. Maybe the lefties were crying. I'm not a leftie. I was not crying. I understand the WSI, I'm for it, but I'm just saying, let's not attribute to it what it didn't do. It did nothing for the Pfizer vaccine - not because it didn't want to, but because Pfizer passed. Now, pray tell, what do the Sputinik V, the CoronaVac, the Sinopharm Beijing, the Cansino, the Vector, the Covaxin, the Curevac, and the Sinopharm Wuhan have to do with the Warp Speed Initiative??? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. These are in other countries and they didn't take a cent of American money and have nothing to do with American support for R&D, distribution, etc. Still, they produced viable vaccines JUST AS FAST. What I'm saying is that WSI wasn't the only game in town. But yes, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, Novavax, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Inovio, and Sanofi/GSK did have to do with WSI. These were the six companies selected by the WSI for support. The last two are not in play (Inovio very delayed, Sanofi withdrew their product). Four of them did get finished (or almost for Novavax; they're about to finish). Moderna and J&J are the two success stories. Novavax only used WSI partially (they got a lot of money from WSI, I believe 1.6 billion, but had a tone of other funding too, including by the Gates foundation, and international consortiums). Oxford/AstraZeneca did use the WSI too (and also had other funding, by the Brits), much more significantly, and their vaccine is kind of lousy and hasn't even been approved here. So maybe we helped them for nothing. We'll see. They may still recover if they tweak their vaccine. Now, what not many know is that the WSI also helped Eli Lilly and Regeneron in their monoclonal antibodies. It wasn't just vaccines. They helped companies that make test kits, too, and others that produce raw materials. And they did put together a distribution network with McKesson, and support for manufacturing (down to getting our domestic glass company Corning to increase the production of special glass for the vials with another grant). But ALL of the above, Pfizer declined. They did not want and did not take any support from WSI. Whoever told you differently, lied to you. Here, hear it from the mouth of Pfizer's CEO and Pfizer's vice president: Albert Boula the CEO, explaining why he declined Warp Speed's help: “The reason why I did it was because I wanted to liberate our scientists from any bureaucracy,” Bourla explained. “When you get money from someone that always comes with strings. They want to see how we are going to progress, what type of moves you are going to do. They want reports. I didn’t want to have any of that. I wanted them — basically I gave them an open checkbook so that they can worry only about scientific challenges, not anything else.” “And also,” he added, “I wanted to keep Pfizer out of politics, by the way.” Pfizer's vice-president Kathrin Jansen on this: “We were never part of the Warp Speed,” “We have never taken any money from the U.S. government, or from anyone.” Pfizer used 2 billion dollars of their own money for their Covid-19 vaccine R&D. Source for all of the above is here, but behind a paywall, sorry: https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...-is-not-function-trumps-operation-warp-speed/ Unlike Pfizer, Warp Speed gave $456 million to Johnson & Johnson, $483 million to Moderna (and more, later), $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca, and $1.6 billion to Novavax. These were grants, not vaccine purchases. Later, the Feds also got into purchase agreements with all four, contingent to approval (like I said, AstraZeneca's hasn't been approved yet and Novavax hasn't even finished all their trials yet - but will, soon). But not Pfizer.