As the world is gearing up for discovering a reliable vaccine to rid the world of the deadly coronavirus, 40 million worldwide, hard attempts are being made to formulate a vaccine that could put an end to an almost year-long pandemic. The United States, that is the worst COVID 19 hit country is also making efforts to rid the country of this deadly virus, that has claimed as many as 1.5 million lives in the country. US President Donald Trump has given a go-ahead to include a Muslim ( Moncef Mohamed Slaoui ) in a mission to unearth the Covid-19 vaccine.
Moncef Mohamed Slaoui, a Muslim American has been named by US President Donald Trump to head a fast-track programme called for finding a vaccine for COVID-19. Moncef Mohamed, a Morocco-American Immunologist has successfully helped create 14 vaccines over the past 10 years.
President Trump went on praising the Muslim scientist, saying that Moncef Mohamed Slaoui
is one of the most respected men in the world in the production and formulation of vaccines.
The very mission has been named as Operation Warp Speed and it is going to be headed by Moncef, a world-renowned immunologist who helped create 14 vaccines, said the US President at a White House news briefing on Friday afternoon.
Who is Moncef Mohammed
Moncef Mohamed Slaoui was born in 1959 in Agadir, Morocco. His sister passed away at a tender age from whooping cough. Having graduated from Mohammed V High School in Casablance, Dr Slaoui pursued biological sciences in Belgium. He went on and opted for post graduate courses at Harvard Medical School and the Tufts. He also has the head of Glaxo Smith Kline’s vaccine department and worked for the company for thirty years.