Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday called on New York and other states to accept the COVID-19 vaccine, as approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said he “disagreed” that Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders should examine themselves within the house before distributing the vaccine.
“Hopefully I can call them to say, yes, you can look at the data, everyone should look at the data – there’s nothing wrong with that, but trust the process because it’s a reliable process,” Fauci told the Washington Post.
According to Fauci, while he “doesn’t blame them for wondering what’s going on,” he fears states ’own review could slow the introduction of the vaccine to their residents.
“I hope if they do it, they will do it quickly, with nothing delayed,” Fauci said.
Cuomo came under fire because he said he wanted to set up a team of experts to review the vaccine before distributing it in the Empire State – because he believes New Yorkers will “need something other than this from the FDA and this is the CDC, saying it is safe “.
“We’re going to put together our own team of doctors and doctors to look at vaccination, efficacy, and protocol, and if they say it’s safe, I’ll go to the people of New York and say it’s safe with that credibility,” he said.