Anthony Fauci announced his departure from the US government

Anthony Fauci announced his departure from the US government - Photo 1.

Anthony Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert – Photo: AP

“I announce that I will resign from my positions as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and head of NIAID’s immunomodulatory laboratory, as well as chief adviser to President Joe Biden. I will leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter in his career,” Fauci said.

Dr. Fauci, 81 years old, has led NIAID since 1984 to present. He served as an advisor to seven US presidents – since Ronald Reagan – on emerging infectious disease outbreaks in the US.

Dr. Fauci has testified before the US Congress and the World Health Organization (WHO) on the HIV/AIDS pandemic to Ebola, and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Guardian news.

In his August 22 statement, Fauci did not say exactly what his plans were, but insisted he was not retiring. He pledged to pursue a new chapter while he still had “energy and passion” in his field.

“I want to use what I’ve learned as director of NIAID to continue my dedication to science and public health, and to inspire and mentor the next generation of science leaders as they prepare the world for future infectious disease threats,” said Dr. Fauci.

In July, Fauci told Reuters news agency that he would retire at the end of Biden’s presidency, January 2025, but revealed that leaving could be sooner.

Meanwhile, the infectious disease expert told CNN that political pressures did not affect his decision to resign.

In a statement from the White House, President Joe Biden thanked Fauci, noting the adviser’s hard work as well as his “unparalleled spirit, energy, and honesty with science,” according to CNN.

“Thanks to Dr. Fauci’s contributions to public health, lives in the United States and around the world have been saved. When he left his position in the United States Government, I knew the American people and the whole world. will continue to benefit from what Dr. Fauci will do in the future,” Biden said.

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