Tue. Aug 23rd, 2022

Head of US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to step down in December.

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID) and Chief Medical Adviser to US President, Joe Biden, Dr Anthony Fauci will step down in December.

Dr Fauci who served as director of the NAID for thirty-eight years said he would leave both positions to pursue the next chapter of his career.

In a statement, Dr Fauci who is eighty-one said it has been an honour of lifetime to have led the NAID.

He became the face of the nation’s Covid-19 response during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, President Biden has thanked him for his spirit, energy and scientific integrity.

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