Anthony Fauci, face of coronavirus response, to retire in December – The Washington Post
Dr. Anthony Fauci announced on Monday that he would be leaving his posts as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and President Biden’s top health advisor in December.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has led for 38 years, serving under seven presidents, and has worked to address new and emerging infectious disease threats, including HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, bird flu threats of all kinds, and Ebola and Zika.
Although Fauci is transitioning out of his current role, he said he would continue to promote the advancement of science and public health and inspire the next generation of science leaders.
Fauci gave a vote of confidence in his comments, saying “NIH is served by some of the most talented scientists in the world, and I have no doubt that I am leaving this work in very capable hands.”
President Biden called Fauci a dedicated public servant and a steady hand, and said he was available to him any time of the day to get his counsel during the COVID-19 crisis.
President Biden also added that Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is leaving the US government, has saved many lives thanks to his contributions to public health. The US is more robust, resilient, and healthier because of him.
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