Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the White House and the leader of the fight against Covid in the United States at the height of the epidemic, announced on Monday the 18th that he will retire until the end of the first term of the US president Joe. Biden. In an interview with Reuters, he said it could happen any time until then, but he was not yet sure when.
In Interview with VEJA’s Yellow Pages In April last year, Fauci supported the importance of vaccination to fight the pandemic, and urged world leaders like President Jair Bolsonaro to go beyond getting the vaccine, they should publicize the vaccine’s benefits.
The 81-year-old doctor has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984 and has drawn attention recently, particularly when he opposed then-President Donald Trump’s denial speech.
The decision to retire early contrasts with an interview in November last year, which he said was “not even remotely contemplated”. However, even though he is leaving government service, Fauci said he will continue to work in some capacity.
“I will continue to work because I still have a lot of energy and passion for public health and global public health,” he said.
In addition to the success of the Covid-19 vaccine campaign in the United States, the 81-year-old infectious disease specialist was instrumental in de-stigmatizing HIV in the 1980s.
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