Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, introduced Monday that he might be stepping down as director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments (NIAID) come December.
Fauci, 81, can even vacate his place as President Biden’s chief medical adviser.
“Whereas I’m transferring on from my present positions, I’m not retiring,” the infectious illness knowledgeable mentioned in a press release launched by the Nationwide Institutes of Well being. “After greater than 50 years of presidency service, I plan to pursue the subsequent section of my profession whereas I nonetheless have a lot vitality and fervour for my subject.”
Fauci has been head of NIAID since 1984, however solely grew to become a nationwide movie star — and a supply of controversy — with the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020.