The United States’s top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has hailed early trial results from Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine as “stunningly impressive.”
In an interview with AFP news agency on Monday, he said he would have settled for injections that protected 70-75 percent of people from falling sick.
“The idea that we have a 94.5-percent effective vaccine is stunningly impressive. It is really a spectacular result that I don’t think anybody had anticipated would be this good,” Fauci said.
“There were many people who had reservations about using something that had not been tried and true over the years; in fact, some people even criticized us for that,” he said.