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Fauci Says He’s Worried About Delaying Second Vaccine Dose (2)

Jan. 25, 2021, 2:46 PM

U.S. infectious-disease chief Anthony Fauci said he’s worried about a push to delay administering the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines to speed immunizations.

Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday that any deviation from schedules that worked in clinical trials creates risks such as the rise of new coronavirus mutations.

“I’d be concerned, because you don’t get full efficacy until you get that second dose,” Fauci said on a virtual World Economic Forum panel moderated by Bloomberg’s editor in chief, John Micklethwait.

Governments around the world are scrambling to boost vaccination ...