Duncan Statement on Operation Warp Speed

December 12, 2020
Press Release

Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement on Operation Warp Speed and the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization approval:

“Operation Warp Speed has provided great promise to the American people amid an unprecedented global pandemic. I applaud Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as President Trump and his Administration, on their hard work and dedication that has yielded this historic accomplishment for our country. The approval of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a tremendous step toward beating this novel virus, and I know President Trump, the leaders of Operation Warp Speed, and our state leaders are well prepared for the distribution process. While I believe the COVID-19 vaccine is a critically beneficial tool, especially for those most at risk for contracting the virus, I also believe it is of the utmost importance to remember that in the United States, we value and respect the rights of the individual. With that being said, I believe the decision on whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine should remain between a patient and their doctor, not the state or federal government, and I will always fight to protect that right.”