In an official statement, Anthony Fauci has officially announced he will be stepping down from the positions of “Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden.”
He will step down in December.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to have led the NIAID, an extraordinary institution, for so many years and through so many scientific and public health challenges,” Fauci said in the statement. “I am very proud of our many accomplishments. I have worked with – and learned from – countless talented and dedicated people in my own laboratory, at NIAID, at NIH and beyond. To them I express my abiding respect and gratitude.”
“Over the coming months, I will continue to put my full effort, passion and commitment into my current responsibilities, as well as help prepare the Institute for a leadership transition. NIH is served by some of the most talented scientists in the world, and I have no doubt that I am leaving this work in very capable hands.”
From The Washington Post:
Fauci’s tenure as director of the infectious-diseases institute made him an adviser to seven presidents and put him on the front lines of every modern-day scourge, including AIDS, the 2001 anthrax scares, Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus pandemic. During the nearly four decades Fauci led the agency, it grew from a little-known institute with a $350 million annual budget to a globally recognized powerhouse with a budget exceeding $6 billion.
We’re not so sure that’s a good thing.
This story is developing….
More over at WaPo:
Breaking news: Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s preeminent infectious-disease expert, plans to step down in December after more than a half-century of public service, he announced Monday. https://t.co/fLcKfbZFvr pic.twitter.com/CjXNiFciqV
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 22, 2022