President Donald Trump’s administration launched Operation Warp Speed on June 16, which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021, as part of a broader strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics (collectively known as countermeasures). President Trump visited a facility in Morrisville on July 27 as part of the federal government’s response.
In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper has kept the state in Phase 2 of his three stage reopening plan since May 22 – ranked by some as one of the most restrictive set of guidelines in the country. At least a dozen individuals and organizations have sued the governor in efforts to reopen their businesses.
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