On the other hand I do think the Op Warp Speed is turning out to be a huge success. Hopefully there will be a smooth handoff between administrations so that the execution is as good as the planning phases.
On the development side, it appears the "huge" will be warranted.
On the distribution front, we'll see -- hopefully also a big success (although as the P-elect just said a few moments ago, regarding the administration handoff, that it would be a shame to lose a month and a half on vaccine-distribution preparation, as now seems likely).
As far as Covid testing, I think the verdict will be anything from terrible to very poor. A completely botched start (pre Warp Speed, though); long waits for results; we now have many tests that are quite unreliable (false positives and false negatives)--especially for rapid testing. WHO tests were refused; our initial tests were defective; test creation was half-hearted initially and, when available, testing was downplayed; contract-tracing methods left up to individual states (and basically impossible when positivity rates are sky high). IMO much of this can be traced back to a lack of understanding (or perhaps acceptance) that "pandemic" meant us, too.
Regarding therapeutics, let's skip over the hydroxychloroquine chapter. There is serious questioning of the shady process by which remdesivir got its emergency-use approval from the FDA:The ‘very, very bad look’ of remdesivir, the first FDA-approved COVID-19 drug
Post Edited (DjinTonic) : 11/16/2020 2:36:26 PM (GMT-7)