The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life –– challenging our health systems and disrupting the global economy. Over the past year, people across the world set out to find ways to keep people safe and manage the public health crisis from social distancing to test and trace efforts, vaccine development, and distribution.
Now, thanks to the tremendous efforts of scientists, medical experts, volunteers, and public servants who rolled up their sleeves and worked tirelessly to help progress pandemic recovery, the coronavirus vaccine distribution is underway. Among those dedicated public servants is McCourt alumnus Army Maj. Doug Meyer (MPM’19). Meyer currently oversees vaccine distribution in support of the federal response as chief of operations of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutics Operation–formerly Operation Warp Speed.
In May 2020, when Meyer answered the call to serve in this new role, there was no vaccine on the horizon. Now, with three federally-authorized vaccines available, the United States is on track to have enough coronavirus vaccine supply “for every adult in America by the end of May.”