Fauci: U.S. will likely resume use of J&J Covid vaccine with a warning - (CNBC via NewsPoints Desk)

  • White House chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci said Sunday he believes the US will likely resume use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine with restrictions, as reported CNBC

  • Fauci said he anticipates a decision on the vaccine as soon as April 23, when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine advisory panel meets to discuss resumption.

  • "My estimate is that we will continue to use it in some form," Fauci said, adding that "I doubt very seriously if they just cancel it. I don’t think that's going to happen. I do think that there will likely be some sort of warning or restriction or risk assessment."

  • White House Covid czar Jeff Zients has said the halt would not have a significant impact on the countries' vaccination programme, which is distributing enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to continue the current pace of around 3 million doses each day.

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