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White House COVID adviser to step down in December | Coronavirus

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He also announced that he would be retiring on that date from his position as director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which he had held for 38 years, while specifying that it was not yet a question of him from to retire.

I plan to pursue the next phase of my career with all the energy and passion I have left for my field.he said in a statement.

President Joe Biden immediately addressed his deepest thanks to Dr. Fauci for his work. The United States is stronger, more resilient and healthier because of him he welcomed in a press release.

Mr. Fauci has served under seven different US presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan.

NIAID“,”text”:”It has been the honor of my life to lead NIAID”}}”>It has been the honor of my life to lead the NIAIDhe wrote, listing the crises crossed: AIDS epidemic, Ebola, Zika …

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In 2020, this doctor by training, already famous in the world of infectious diseases and the fight against AIDS but then still little known to the general public, was thrown into the limelight by joining the presidential cell on the coronavirus. , when Donald Trump was in power.

His simple, tirelessly repeated messages made him the reassuring figure that America needed.

But he, who had always been careful to stay away from politics, gradually became the bane of conservatives, and the favorite target of anti-vaccines, in a context of very strong politicization of the health crisis in the United States.

During a hearing in the Senate, Mr. Fauci accused a Republican elected official of encouraging people making death threats against him.

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