Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appearing on ABC this morning, was asked how people can be sure the Covid-19 vaccine is safe when it was developed so quickly.
“The speed was not at all at the sacrifice of safety. The speed was the reflection of extraordinary advances in the science of vaccine platform technology,” Fauci told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
Fauci said there was “extraordinary investment” in getting the vaccine ready to be distributed as soon as it was proven to be safe and effective.
“So, people understandably are skeptical about the speed, but we have to keep emphasizing speed means the science was extraordinary that got us here,” he said.