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MSNBC 22 May 2020

Pandemic Expert On The Dangers Of Rushing A COVID-19 Vaccine

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Dr. Irwin Redlener joins to discuss the realities about the quick timeline coming from Trump officials on when a coronavirus vaccine may be available. Aired on 05/22/2020.


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LED BY SCIENCE, NOT BY HOPES,
DREAMS, AND WISHES.
>> AND, DR. REDLENER, YOU
MENTIONED DR. FAUCI, AND I WANT
TO GO A LITTLE BIT DEEPER.
HE TALKED ABOUT IT BEING
CONCEIVABLE THAT WE’LL HAVE A
VACCINE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR
OR JUST SLIGHTLY INTO 2021.
THIS HAS NOT BEEN YOUR POSITION
IN PAST INTERVIEWS.
KNOWING THAT THE ANSWER COULD BE
A LOT, WHAT DOES HE KNOW THAT
THE REST OF US DON’T?
>> YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW,
BRIAN.
AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT
DR. FAUCI IS ONE OF THE MOST
RESPECTED PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS
IN THE WORLD.
AND SO PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION TO
HIM.
BUT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW SOMEBODY
IS PROPOSING A SHORTENING OF THE
LENGTH OF TIME IT’S GOING TO
TAKE TO TEST THIS -- WHATEVER
NEW VACCINE THERE IS OUT THERE
FOR BOTH EFFECTIVENESS AND
SAFETY.
YOU KNOW, IN 1976, PRESIDENT
GERALD FORD WAS THE FIRST TO GET
HIS, YOU KNOW, INJECTION OF
SWINE FLU VACCINE FOR, YOU KNOW,
TO PREVENT AND CONTROL THE SWINE
FLU AT THAT TIME.
BUT IT TURNED OUT THAT THAT
VACCINE A COUPLE YEARS LATER WAS
SHOWN TO HAVE VERY SERIOUS
NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS.
THIS IS JUST A PROCESS WE CANNOT
RUSH AND STILL FEEL LIKE WE’RE
BEING SAFE.
WE ALREADY HAVE A BIG ANTI-VAX
MOVEMENT IN THE COUNTRY IN TERMS
OF MEASLES AND OTHER VACCINES,
BRIAN.
SO IF WE HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN,
A MISHAP WITH A NEW VACCINE,
EVEN IF IT’S SIX MONTHS, A YEAR
LATER, THAT WILL BE DEVASTATING
FOR OUR ATTEMPTS TO GET THE --
REALLY THE WORLD VACCINATED TO
PREVENT THE CORONAVIRUS.
IT’S A VERY TRICKY SITUATION,
AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHY DR. FAUCI
IS PROMOTING THE IDEA THAT WE
COULD HAVE A VACCINE READY FOR
THE WORLD BY THE END OF THIS

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