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