Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned on Monday he would step down from his positions as director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments (NIAID) and as chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden in December.
Fauci, 81, can even step down as chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation.
“While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring,” Fauci mentioned. “After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field.”
The infectious illness skilled has been the NIAID director since 1984, and in 2020 grew to become the face of the US authorities’s efforts to include the Covid-19 pandemic.
Final month, Fauci advised Reuters that he deliberate to retire by the tip of President Joe Biden’s first time period, however it may come a lot sooner than that.