Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and primary medical adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 and is having minor symptoms.
Fauci, age 81, is completely immunized and has received two booster shots.
“Today, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. He is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice.” the NIH said in a statement.
“He is currently experiencing mild symptoms. Dr. Fauci will isolate and continue to work from his home. He has not recently been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials.
Dr. Fauci will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical advice from his physician and return to the NIH when he tests negative.”