DR Anthony Fauci has said that the Pfizer Covid vaccine could be ready in weeks and revealed that he does not plan to leave when Joe Biden starts.
The top coronavirus doctor dubbed the Pfizer findings as "good news" during a Situation Room interview.
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"We may have doses that we are able to give to people by the end of November, the beginning of December, probably well into December," Fauci told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
"Again, you have to go through the hoops of making sure all of the Is are dotted and the Ts are crossed about the safety and the regulatory aspects of it, but we would be giving vaccine to people very likely before the end of this year. That is good news," he concluded.
The doctor went on to suggest that, despite the new vaccine being a "big deal," "it's likely that we are going to have more than one vaccine that is effective."
Later in the interview, Fauci was questioned about his role as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases when president-elect Joe Biden takes up his position in January.
"I have no intention of leaving," the doctor confirmed.
"This is an important job, I've been doing it now for a very long time, I've been doing it under six presidents, it's an important job and my goal is to serve the American public no matter what the administration is.
Fauci's admission came just weeks after President Trump suggested he could axe Fauci after the crowd at a rally in Florida broke into a “Fire Fauci” chant.
After the chant's, Trump replied: "Don't tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election.
He added: "I appreciate the advice. I appreciate it."
Joe Biden, however, hit back at the president's remarks.
Speaking in a drive-in rally in Cleveland just one day later, the former Vice President said: "Last night, Trump said he was going to fire Dr. Fauci. Isn't that wonderful.
"I got a better idea. Elect me and I’m gonna hire Dr. Fauci and we're gonna fire Donald Trump!"
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