Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, was sanguine about the timeline for new coronavirus vaccine approvals, saying on Sunday that the clearance of new AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson shots is likely “weeks away.”
“I would imagine within a period of a week or so, or at the most a couple of weeks, they’re going to be getting their data together and showing it to the [Food and Drug Administration],” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“They’re going to have to get their data and safety monitoring board to look at it to see if it is appropriate to start, you know, essentially putting the package together to get an emergency use authorization. But we’re weeks away, not months away, for sure,” he added.
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