© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The medical vial and syringe are seen in front of the J&J logo in this illustration.
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday predicted that US health regulators would end the suspension of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE 🙂 ‘s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, adding that he hopes to be determined. specifications could be made as soon as Friday.
“My estimate is we will continue to use it in some form. I am very skeptical if they cancel it. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think there’s likely to be some kind of scene. or limited newspaper or Fauci said on “Meet the Press” of NBC.
US health regulators last week recommended that the use of J&J vaccines be halted after reports of six rare cases of blood clots in women, out of about 7 million people had injections in the United States.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee will meet on April 23 to discuss next steps for vaccines.
Fauci said he doesn’t know how the final decision will be, but he anticipates a resumption of events.
“I don’t know if there’s a follow-up. We’ll know that on Friday, and I would be very surprised … if we don’t resume in some form on Friday. A decision will almost certainly be made on Friday, “Fauci said on CBS’s” Face the Nation “.
Fauci on Sunday also gave a possible timeline of when children could be vaccinated against COVID-19.
He told CBS: “I would be surprised if we didn’t have high school kids that could be vaccinated in the fall semester. “I think by Q1 2022, we will be able to vaccinate children of almost any age – hopefully before that,” he added.
“But I think that will be the last time we’ll see it.”
Fusion Media or anyone associated with Fusion Media will not be liable in any way for loss or damage resulting from dependence on information including data, quotes, charts and buy / sell signals contained in the this site. Please be fully informed about the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, which is one of the riskiest investments possible.