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Fauci optimistic COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE
WASHINGTON (AP) --Dr. Anthony Fauci is telling lawmakers that once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time.

Appearing before a House panel investigating the nation's response to the pandemic, Fauci on Friday expressed "cautious" optimism that a vaccine would be available, particularly by next year. Fauci's message in recent days has been Americans can't afford a devil-may-care attitude toward COVID-19 and need to double down on basic measures such as wearing masks, keeping their distance from others and avoiding crowds.

Associated Press

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