Dr. Anthony Fauci is walking back comments he made Thursday criticizing the United Kingdom for rushing through the authorization process for a coronavirus vaccine.
Fauci had told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in an interview for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast, that British regulators failed to adequately srutinize data from drug manufacturers before approving a vaccine.
"They kind of ran around the corner of the marathon and joined it in the last mile," Fauci told Garrett. "They really rushed through that approval." Fauci, however, apologized for his remarks later the same day, and further retreated from them during an interview with "Today" on Friday.