Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments, listens throughout a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Well being and Human Companies, and Schooling, and Associated Companies listening to on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Shawn Thew/Pool Picture by way of AP, File)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s pandemic response via two White Home administrations, has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
The 81-year-old Fauci, who’s absolutely vaccinated and has acquired two booster pictures, was experiencing gentle COVID-19 signs, in accordance with an announcement Wednesday from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being.
Fauci has not lately been in shut contact with President Joe Biden or different senior authorities officers. He examined optimistic on a speedy antigen check. He’s following public well being pointers and his physician’s recommendation, and can return to work on the NIH when he exams unfavourable, in accordance with the assertion.
Fauci is Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments. He was a number one member of the White Home coronavirus process power below former President Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, U.S. Well being Secretary Xavier Becerra examined optimistic for the virus. It was the second time Becerra had come down with signs and examined optimistic.