Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser and the government’s top infectious-disease official, said he would step down in December.
His plans to depart come as vaccines and other precautionary measures have helped protect many people from the worst possible outcomes of Covid-19 infection, but the virus’s ever-changing mutations, combined with many people’s fatigue with shots, complicate efforts to move past the pandemic.
His departure portends changes at the helm of the country’s pandemic efforts as the Biden administration recalibrates to reflect the public’s changing sentiments, while preparing a campaign for the fall to boost people’s immune defenses against the latest, evasive versions of the virus.
“As he leaves his position in the U.S. government, I know the American people and the entire world will continue to benefit from Dr. Fauci’s expertise in whatever he does next. Whether you’ve met him personally or not, he has touched all Americans’ lives with his work,” Mr. Biden said Monday.
Read More (...)