Dr. Anthony Fauci Chief White House medical adviser after destroying millions of lives, announced Monday that he plans on stepping down from his role running the NIAID by the end of this year to “pursue the next chapter.”
“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,” Fauci said,
I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” he added.
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,” he wrote.
The 81-year-old Fauci, who has also served almost four decades as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also made clear in his announcement that he doesn’t plan to retire.
“His handling of COVID should be studied in the future as a blueprint of what not to do,” Karol Markowicz said. “More than anything else, Fauci politicized a health crisis and people died because of him. That should be the lasting memory we all have of him. He was terrible at his job and the media loved him.”
President Joe Biden in a statement said that during his time as vice president he worked closely with Fauci in response to the Zika and Ebola viruses.
“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,” Biden wrote.
Many conservatives, politicians and media personalities offered criticism and praise for Fauci after the announcement.