Anthony Fauci has tested positive for COVID-19 and is having mild symptoms
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s top doctor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus 19 (COVI-19).
According to the National Institutes of Health, the 81-year-old has had two booster shots, making him fully protected against the coronavirus. He has minimal symptoms and plans to continue working from home while isolating. As to the agency’s spokesman, he was also given the anti-COVID medication Paxlovid.
Since the initial breakout of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci has been instrumental in leading the U.S. government’s response.
In a statement, the administration informed the public that Fauci had not been in touch with President Joe Biden or any other high-ranking government officials recently.
According to the government, “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.”
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and his wife both tested positive for COVID on Wednesday, and the couple reported suffering minor symptoms. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that he contracted COVID after meeting with Vice President Joe Biden in Los Angeles.
As of late May, more than 100,000 new cases were being recorded every day in the United States. The number is around four times larger than it was a year ago at this time.
Due to the widespread use of at-home testing, including by Dr. Fauci, experts estimate that the true figure is significantly higher.