Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO (AP Images)

Covid-19 roundup: Fau­ci push­es back on Mer­ck’s Fra­zier; Pfiz­er un­veils first vac­cine sup­ply deal as UK nabs 90M more dos­es

Since Mer­ck en­tered the Covid-19 race, CEO Ken Fra­zier has made clear his thoughts about those who say a vac­cine will come by the end of the year: “I think they do a grave dis­ser­vice to the pub­lic,” he told Har­vard Busi­ness Pro­fes­sor Tsedal Nee­ley at the end of June.

Speak­ing to PBS on Fri­day, though, NI­AID chief An­tho­ny Fau­ci — among those who have said a vac­cine could come be­fore 2021 — said he dis­agreed with Fra­zier’s as­sess­ment. “I don’t think that’s out­landish at all,” he said of his and the White House’s time­line.

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