Dr. Fauci announces his retirement


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Earlier this week, Dr. Fauci announced his retirement as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the leader of the fight against infectious diseases in the United States of America for nearly four decades. Dr. Fauci has made contributable discoveries on diseases such as AIDS, and most recently, COVID-19. On August 22, 2022 Fauci announced he would be stepping away from the federal government this coming December after working with his department for nearly four decades.


Dr. Fauci became widely known by many in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation. Fauci frequently appeared on news channels and at daily press conferences with government officials, including former President Donald Trump. 

Dr. Fauci has advised seven presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

Dr. Fauci was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 1984. Throughout his career, Fauci was responsible for overseeing extensive research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases. His career has included extensive research of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and the Zika virus.