Dr. Anthony Fauci stated on Monday that he will pursue the next chapter of his career and “not retire,” and that he will leave his positions as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as President Biden’s chief medical adviser in December.
Fauci said in a statement Monday–
BREAKING: Dr. Fauci is stepping down from his position as NIAID Director and medical advisor to Joe Biden in December. pic.twitter.com/WVRxhytmuC
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 22, 2022
For the past 38 years, Fauci has led NIAID and served seven presidents, starting with President Ronald Reagan.
Fauci announced in July that he would retire at the end of Biden’s first term, but his decision significantly advances that date.
President Biden praised Fauci on Monday and released this statement–
New Biden statement on Dr. Fauci stepping down from government service by the end of the year: “I extend my deepest thanks for his public service. The United States of America is stronger, more resilient, and healthier because of him.” pic.twitter.com/FjjzXzFggM
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 22, 2022