Anthony Fauci resigns as chief epidemiologist

Anthony Fauci confirms he will step down as chief U.S. epidemiologist in December


R. Gelfenstein – U.S. chief epidemiologist and the face of the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Fauci, announced Monday that he will leave office in December with plans to leverage what he has learned to continue contributing to the advancement of science and public health.

"Although I will leave my current position, I will not retire. After more than 50 years of public service, I intend to embark on the next phase of my career when I still have the same energy and passion for my field," said the immunologist.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Fauci has become the most popular face of the health emergency in the United States, with numerous appearances on radio and television programs to clarify doubts and try to combat the misinformation circulating about the pandemic.

In his 38 years at the helm of Niaid, he recalled advising seven presidents, starting with Republican Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) and including, among others, Republican Donald Trump (2017-2021), with whom he had notorious differences in strategy. to fight the pandemic.

"Through the power of science and investment in research and innovation, the world has managed to fight deadly diseases and help save lives on the planet. I am proud to have been part of this important work and look forward to continuing to do so in the future," he said. in your note

"Whether you know him personally or not, he touched the lives of all Americans through his work. I send you my deepest gratitude for your public service. America is stronger, more resilient and healthier because of him," Biden said.

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