Dr. Anthony Fauci doubles down on criticism of ‘rushed’ UK vaccine approval, then apologizes, claiming a ‘misunderstanding’
- Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday UK regulators were too quick to authorize Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine — but later apologized for his comments.
- He initially told Fox News that UK regulators had not scrutinized data from Pfizer’s trials as “carefully” as the US Food and Drug Administration.
- In a later interview with CBS, he doubled down on his criticism, saying the UK “really rushed through that approval.”
- “They kind of ran around the corner of the marathon and joined it in the last mile,” he said.
- Fauci then walked back his comments in a BBC interview later on Thursday. “There really has been a misunderstanding and for that I’m sorry and I apologize” he said. “I do have great faith in both the scientific community and regulatory community in the UK.”
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious-disease expert, on Thursday doubled down his criticism of the UK’s “rushed” decision to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot — before apologizing and claiming it was a “misunderstanding.”
After the UK on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, EU politicians called the decision “hasty” and “problematic.” Fauci contributed to …continued .
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