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Commenting on the AstraZeneca vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Head of the  US  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, “I think that it is a good vaccine,” in an interview with BBC Radio on Tuesday.

Additional quotes

“If the safety issue gets straightened out, the efficacy of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine is really quite good.”

“Whether or not we ever use AZ is unclear.”

“Looks at this point in time that the US is a good vaccine AZ vaccine as has other supplies.”

Market reaction

The US dollar is retracing some of its early gains despite the rally in Treasury yields. Markets have turned cautious ahead of the US CPI report.

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