Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would call out any political interference involving the the approval of a Covid-19 vaccine if he saw it.
“I’m not a regulator, I mean, I just do the science. I’d report the science in an accurate way, and certainly if I saw interference, I would be very disturbed and call it out,” Fauci told CNN today.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said he doesn’t think there will be any political interference, because the process is transparent.
“I think the public needs to understand, when the data come in on the vaccine results, you know, they come into what’s called the data and safety monitoring board, which is an independent group of people who evaluate the data, evaluate the safety of it, and report on this,” Fauci said. “This ultimately becomes public knowledge.”
Fauci said he has faith in the system and faith that the Food and Drug Administration will do what’s right.
“And they promise that they will make decisions on a regulatory basis, purely on the basis of the science and the evidence,” Fauci said. “And I’m counting on them to do that.”