The top infectious disease expert in the U.S. says the Food and Drug Administration's decision Monday should encourage people who cited lack of approval as a reason for not getting vaccinated.
People have compromised immune systems for a variety of reasons, including organ transplants, cancer or other conditions.
Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that some local jurisdictions where infection rates are surging are already calling on individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.
National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin said the lab in the city of Wuhan has no virus that can directly infect humans and that China does not accept the WHO plan.
The Delta variant of COVID-19, or the B1.617.2 was first detected in India in October and has spread to 62 countries.
A trove of Fauci's emails covering the onset of the coronavirus outbreak was released this week to media under a freedom of information request.
But he says that recommendation could change as the CDC conducts more research and more Americans get shots.
'Extended gap between two doses of Covishield reasonable approach': Fauci advises India to speed up vaccination efforts
Dr Fauci, one of COVID's most trusted names, suggests that India should step up the role of the armed forces in combating COVID-19.
India has been severely affected by the unprecedented second wave of the coronavirus and hospitals in several states are reeling under the shortage of health workers, vaccines, oxygen, drugs and beds.
Responding to a question, Dr Fauci said that India needs to immediately build makeshift field hospitals like what China did a year ago.
Next he turned on Dr Anthony Fauci, America’s foremost global infectious diseases expert who had served five presidents before the Don.
Dr Anthony Fauci expressed his solidarity and support with India in this hour of the current COVID-19 crisis.
'Situation very desperate': Top US COVID expert Anthony Fauci advises India to marshal all resources
The 80-year-old physician and immunologist also recommended mass vaccination to arrest the current spread of the deadly disease across India.
Fauci, in an interview, said that another most important thing in the immediate is to get supplies of oxygen, medication and PPEs.
Covaxin was developed by Bharat Biotech in partnership with National Institute of Virology and the ICMR and was approved for emergency use on January 3 while still in clinical trial.