Doctor Anthony Fauci is stepping down both as Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, and as director of the NIAID.
“I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” the now infamous doctor said in a Press Release.
The rule has been filled by the doctor for more than 38 years. Fauci started as the director of the NIAID under Ronald Reagan.
Fauci has become synonymous with the COVID-19 pandemic among Americans. Many love and respect him, but just as many hate and despise him.
Fauci is blamed for tyrannical mask and vaccine mandates that came in large part due to advice from the doctor, and CDC guidance.
He was also scrutinized for decisions made during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
This was one of the first times Anthony Fauci experienced public backlash.
These mandates were seen as blatant examples of government over-reach that forced Americans to get injections or sacrifice virtually every freedom they enjoy.
Fauci made clear that he is not retiring but instead plans to pursue new career paths.
With any luck, his new career path won’t cause Americans to be stripped of their individual liberties.
“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. I want to use what I have learned as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats.”
It’s unclear exactly where Fauci will go but more global work with organizations like the World Health Organization could be an option.
Joe Biden praised Fauci in a statement responding to the announcement. He described Fauci “as a dedicated public servant, and a steady hand with wisdom and insight honed over decades at the forefront of some of our most dangerous and challenging public health crises.”
The President continued, “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 is responsible for implementing many of Fauci’s ideas that the populous rejected, including mask and vaccine mandates.
Paired with local governments, people were kept from work, kept from school, forced to get injections, forced to wear masks over their faces, and made to quarantine.