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Fauci Pleads for Trust in Vaccine During First White House Task Force Briefing in Months

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After a months-long hiatus, the White House Coronavirus Task Force finally gave a briefing Thursday, pleading with Americans to trust a forthcoming vaccine and “remain vigilant” as the pandemic once again surged out of control—but answering no questions.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that Pfizer, one of two drug companies with COVID-19 vaccines that have proven to be effective in clinical trials, will be filing for emergency use authorization with the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. If approved, Azar said the White House is preparing to ship millions of doses as soon as possible.

“Take the simple steps that the doctors have talked about today, because there is light at the end of the tunnel,” Azar said.

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