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U.K. Defends Covid Vaccine Regulator After Fauci Criticism

  • MHRA watchdog is international ‘gold standard,’ minister says
  • Fauci suggested U.K. rushed to approve Pfizer/BioNTech shot
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Anthony Fauci: America’s Trusted Voice on Covid-19

The U.K. defended its health regulator after Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease specialist, suggested it rushed to clear the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, is seen as “the gold standard of regulation by international scientists, people around the world,” Business Secretary Alok Sharma told Sky News on Friday. “People should be really confident that this vaccine is safe. If it wasn’t safe, it wouldn’t be deployed,” he said.