Fauci Says He Will Step Down In December
NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.  Credit: NIAID Fauci Says He Will Step Down In December
NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.  Credit: NIAID

WASHINGTON – The following statement was released by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. this morning:

“I am announcing today that I 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. I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.

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. 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 past 38 years as NIAID Director, I have had the enormous privilege of serving under and advising seven Presidents of the United States, beginning with President Ronald Reagan, on newly emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats including HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, the anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, various bird influenza threats, Ebola and Zika, among others, and, of course, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. I am particularly proud to have served as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden since the very first day of his administration.

While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring. After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field. I want to use what I have learned as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats.

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.

Thanks to the power of science and investments in research and innovation, the world has been able to fight deadly diseases and help save lives around the globe. I am proud to have been part of this important work and look forward to helping to continue to do so in the future.”

NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID website.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.

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  1. I was getting ready to shout: GOOD RIDDANCE but then I read on to the good news and the bad news in one sentence:
    “While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring.”

    1. The man has spent his entire career in actual service to the people of this country and all you can do is denigrate the man. You are right, God help America, for has way too many people in it like you.

  2. Fauci became all about money and notoriety. Don’t believe for a minute that he was looking out for his fellow U.S. citizens. He KNEW from years of research that those jabs, which wound up being coerced upon citizens, more than likely would not stop the spread of any given virus, but the ‘shimmering gold’ of big paydays and the status of being a celebrity were much more important to him. Remember that the NIAID/CDC ‘CHANGED’ the definition of being vaccinated. When we were young and vaccinated against polio or small pox there wasn’t any fear of being infected with those BECAUSE WE WERE VACCINATED. But under that ‘CHARLATAN’ the definition HAD to be changed ‘CAUSE THEIR VAX WASN’T A VAX!!! And all those lives lost because he said NOT to use proven therapeutics. SMH

    1. What a load of political BS this is. There were no proven therapeutics for Covid 19. The vaccine’s intent was to provide a level of immunity/protection from severe infection or death. The NIAID and CDC are separate govt entities. The CDC updated its definition of vaccine and vaccination…not “being vaccinated”. No vaccine is or ever has been 100% effective.

      1. AND When have you ever read/seen/been informed that ‘folks that have been vaccinated’ need to keep their distance from those who have not been ‘vaccinated’ (by the CDC’s ORIGINAL definition) because of the risk of infection’? I received my Polio vax in 3rd grade, and there wasn’t any separation of folks BECAUSE IT IS A REAL VACCINE, not a, “kinda, maybe, might help”, clot shot that has crippled many healthy folks who believed without question folks in ‘appointed’ positions, who now tell that they were getting ‘MONIES’ from the pharma companies. (totally legal, but really not helping in moral guidance)

        1. Ok, so you are just making up “definitions” as you go along. You might want to look up how polio is transmitted from person to person and compare it to how Covid19 is transmitted from person to person. You might also want to consider that COVID-19 is a global issue and the recommendations from the US medical community regarding COVID19 are right in line with the recommendations from the worldwide medical community.

    1. Nope….and the only reason they hate him so much is because Fauci wouldn’t bow to their messiah.

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