America’s top infection diseases expert and also one of the world’s best, Dr. Anthony Fauci has revealed that he would be stepping down in December 2022. In 1968, Dr. Fauci joined the National Institutes of Health and has since advised 7 American presidents starting with Ronald Reagan.
After months of speculation, Dr. Anthony Fauci finally revealed that he intends to step down from his illustrious career in government service and pursue a new chapter in his illustrious career. He would be stepping down as the topmost medical adviser of President Biden and also as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director. He led the institute for 38 distinguished years.
Anthony Fauci, 81, said in July that he would certainly retire by 2025. He said that this was not a classical retirement as he would continue to devote his time to writing, traveling, and encouraging youngsters to join the government service.
Republicans Continue To Bay For Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Blood Despite His Distinguished Career
He admirably steered America through the pandemic. But his greatest fight was with a more virulent virus in the form of the then president Donald Trump. He had to both fight the pandemic and also the garbage that Trump spewed out every day, disseminating disinformation that proved to be a hurdle in the fight against the pandemic.
Trump’s antic delayed the fight against COVID-19 and subsequently prolonged the duration of the pandemic. Republicans continue to gun for him and have vowed to investigate his tenure if they gain control of Congress in November. They allege that he was instrumental in funding the Wuhan virology institute from where the virus emerged in late 2019.
In 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci became the director of infectious disease at the institute. One of his greatest achievements other than the fight against the pandemic was developing the global program that succeeded in combatting AIDS which is believed to have saved around 21M lives. He received a presidential medal in 2008 from George W. Bush, a Republican.