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NIH Director: We Need a ‘Thorough, Expert-Driven, and Objective Investigation’

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2021
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Francis Collins calls for a closer look at the lab-leak theory, and shares what most surprised him about the virus.

As Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, recounted the moment, his eyes welled with tears.

A few months before, he and his colleague Anthony Fauci had confided in each other their hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA had set the threshold for approval at 50 percent efficacy, roughly what the flu vaccine achieves each year. They would have been quite happy to hit 70 percent.


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