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Investigation: Vaccine Program Has $5B Funds, But Little Guidance

By Adam Andrzejewski

Investigation by Adam Andrzejewski originally posted by and

The Biden administration is giving $5 billion to a new vaccine grant program to produce updated Covid vaccines, but vaccine manufacturers aren’t sure how to navigate the bureaucratic requirements and regulatory uncertainty, according to The New York Times.

The grant program, known as Project NexGen, is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS says the program, “will accelerate and streamline the rapid development of the next generation of vaccines and treatments through public-private collaborations.” Officials hope the new vaccines will more effectively protect against newer Covid variants.

Despite the availability of funds, private manufacturers are frustrated by the program’s lack of information and guidance.

The Times reported that vaccine manufactures are unsure whether they qualify for the funding. It’s also unclear whether the clinical trials the new program is funding will be sufficient to gain regulatory approval. One virologist said of the program, “There’s not the money, there’s not the infrastructure, there’s not the support,” according to the Times.

The Biden administration is hopeful the new vaccines will be available in 2024, but most scientists have said development of a updated vaccines will take at least several years.

The better solution to spur innovation is to cut red tape, and streamline the confusing approval processes for vaccines, like was done under Operation Warp Speed in 2020. Many experts told the Times that the approval processes need to be reformed first to see breakthroughs in vaccine development.

This is yet another example of how the thoughtless implementation of a program will yield poor results, regardless of how much money is thrown at the problem. Until federal regulators simplify the confusing regulatory landscape, no amount of tax dollars will fix it.

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This article was originally published by RealClearInvestigations and made available via RealClearWire.

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Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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