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Fauci: ‘I Doubt Very Seriously’ We’ll Cancel Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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The nation’s top infectious disease expert struck a cautiously optimistic chord on Sunday, saying that he doubts “very seriously” that the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine will be canceled outright in the United States after federal health agencies called for a pause on the vaccine’s rollout last week.

Following reports of six blood-clot cases among people who had received the J&J shot, the Food and Drug Administration recommended a temporary halt in administering the vaccines as regulators examined any possible link between the vaccines and the disorder. At the time of the pause, federal health officials said the rollout of the J&J vaccine could resume within a matter of days.

During appearances on both NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci said that it was all but a certainty that we should know the state of the Johnson & Johnson shot by the end of this week.

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