On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases and chief medical adviser to the White House, announced he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Fauci is fully vaccinated, including boosters, and is now feeling mild symptoms, said a statement from the NIAID. He is taking the medication Paxlovid to treat it, according to CNN. See
The doctor is planning to work from home and follow government protocols on self-quarantining. He will return back to the NIH campus after he is confirmed to be negative for the disease.
Fauci was forced to cancel his in-person attendance at a hearing for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The NIH says that he will still be there over zoom.
The director has not been in contact with Biden or any other senior White House officials. Fauci is 81, and at his age, there are increased risks for him.
“Each of us, in our own personal way, has to make an assessment of what risk you’re willing to accept about getting infected,” he told CNN. “In general, the risk is low, but I made a personal assessment. I’m 81 years old, and if I get infected, I have a much higher risk.”
Fauci has said repeatedly that it is wise to self-quarantine if you think you have the disease.
Under President Trump, Fauci lead the White House coronavirus task force. The doctor has been the director of the NIAID since 1984 when he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan. He has worked with seven Presidents since.
Another Biden official, U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra recently came down with the sickness.
Fauci took one of the first of Moderna’s jab on camera in December of 2020.
Earlier in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that around 58 percent of the U.S. has been infected with the disease. America has recorded 109,000 new cases per day on average.
Hopefully he recovers quickly. Fauci is not a young man so the risk is higher for him at his age. However, he deserves condemnation for his role in shutting down the country and beginning the economic slide to inflationary hell that we are seeing. His predictions oftentimes turned out to be wrong and he tried to ostracize the un-jabbed. Do you think Fauci should be fired if Republicans take President in 2024? Hopefully, he’ll quit before then like he said he would.