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Dr Moncef Slaoui, a former pharma executive, was announced last week as a lead figure in President Donald Trump’s push for a coronavirus vaccine.
Slaoui resigned as a director of the company Moderna — which is trialing one vaccine — to take the position.
However, he continues to hold stock options worth more than $10 million in Moderna, which has seen its stock price skyrocket in recent months.
Moderna’s stock climb was helped by an investment from the federal government, of which Slaoui is now a part.
The holding has been called a potential conflict of interest, as Moderna’s vaccine could be a beneficiary of the program Saloui is leading.
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The former pharma executive tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the federal government’s hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine has more than $10 million in stock options in one of the companies receiving federal funding.

Dr Moncef Slaoui, a Belgian-American, was this week named Chief Scientist for Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed,” which aims to develop a working vaccine as fast as possible.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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