Fauci expects Johnson & Johnson decision Friday, return with 'warning' or 'restriction'

A rare clotting issue forced a pause on the vaccine’s use, with six patients developing a blood clot out of the nearly 7 million doses administered.

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“Hopefully, by Friday, we’ll get back on track one way or the other,” Fauci said on CNN’S “State of the Union.” “I think by that time we’re going to have a decision.”

Fauci stressed that the FDA wanted to look at “all the data” before forming its advisory.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks to a group of interfaith clergy members and community leaders and officials at the Washington National Cathedral, to encourage faith communities to get the COVID vaccine, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks to a group of interfaith clergy members and community leaders and officials at the Washington National Cathedral, to encourage faith communities to get the COVID vaccine, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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