Newshub18 : Anthony Fauci will resign.
Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has announced his resignation in December. On Monday, he said, his decision to start the next chapter of his careerFauci has been serving as the head of NIAID for 38 years. And he is serving as an adviser to seven presidents of the United States, including Joe Biden. He will have to vacate both posts to retire.
Fauci’s resignation announcement, however, is not entirely unexpected. He was already hinting that he wanted to retire. In an interview yesterday, Fauci said, after retirement, he will focus on travel, writing and encouraging young people to join government jobs.
In an interview, the 81-year-old infectious disease specialist said, ‘As long as I am as healthy and energetic as I am now, and I have the enthusiasm, I want to do something outside the circle of the federal government.’
Meanwhile, in a statement, US President Joe Biden referred to Fauci as a man “devoted to public service and possessed of wisdom and vision”. He said, due to Fauci’s contribution to the health sector, many lives have been saved across the world including the United States.
Anthony Fauci joined the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1968. Lyndon Johnson was the president of the company at that time. Later in 1984, Fauci was assigned to the NIH’s Division of Infectious Diseases. He has worked as an advisor to seven US presidents including Ronald Reagan. In 2008, he was awarded the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ by the then President of the United States, George W. Bush