Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
NEW YORK (77WABC) – Top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is urging all Americans to take the vaccine as soon as one becomes available. He’s assuring the public that the development of the inoculation was not rushed by the Trump adminstration’s Operation Warp , something Democrats have warned about.
“I really want to settle the concern,” Fauci said, adding the speed of vaccine work “did not at all compromise safety.”
“We need to put to rest any concept that this was rushed in any inappropriate way,” Mr Fauci said. “Two of the vaccines, one by Moderna and one by the company Pfizer, have completed trials and the vaccine efficacy point is extraordinary.”
Dr. Fauci: "The speed did not compromise at all safety, nor did it compromise scientific integrity.
It was a reflection of the extraordinary scientific advances in these types of vaccines which allowed us to do things in months that actually took years before." pic.twitter.com/Zt6HqKZZdI
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