The Alabama factory preparing America for a COVID-19 vaccine
As scientists around the world race to develop a, there’s also a scramble to make the millions of vials needed to deliver it. CBS News got an exclusive look inside an Alabama factory that’s going all out to meet the vital need.
“I don’t want to exaggerate. But that’s basically what you’re telling us to do. Save the world and do it in three months,” said Lawrence Ganti, President of Customer Operations at SiO2 Materials Science in Auburn, Alabama.
This is part of the government’s giant gamble — dubbed “Operation Warp Speed” — to mass produce the most promising vaccine candidates before they’re approved.
“We will actually procure and be ready to buy much more than just 300 million doses, because not every vaccine will make it,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
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[Source: CBS News]