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Fauci says he 'would have no hesitancy whatsoever' taking the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Posted On: Apr 23, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Fauci says he 'would have no hesitancy whatsoever' taking the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Summary List Placement Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said he trusts the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the latest to get authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Johnson & Johnson is offering a single-dose vaccine that the company expects to distribute to 4 million Americans shortly. The FDA approved the vaccine on Saturday , marking the third one available in the United States.
The healthcare giant said it expects to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of March and 100 million by the end of June.
It is 66% at preventing moderate-to-severe COVID-19 , according to the results of a 40,000 person trial.
Pfizer and Moderna - the two companies whose coronavirus vaccines preceded Johnson & Johnson's - have higher efficacy rates, at 94% and 95% , respectively.
Chuck Todd of NBC News' "Meet the Press" asked Fauci on Saturday to justify Johnson & Johnson's lower efficacy rate.
Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the three vaccines "were not compared...

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