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Deliver a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year? Impossible. Meet Moncef Slaoui. – USA TODAY

As science adviser of Operation Warp Speed, the veteran pharmaceutical executive helped usher a coronavirus vaccine to the US market in record time.

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PHILADELPHIA In 2009, a flu pandemic was racing across the world when a venture capital firm that backs health care companies held its annual retreat. The meeting was a who’s who of pharmaceutical and biotechnology executives  the top leaders of the top companies in the world. 
One man pulled together a group of his peers and issued a directive: “We are going to work together to make something happen here.” 
That scene came to mind when the Trump Administration asked Jeremy Levin, head of the industry’s…

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