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Fauci Intends to Leave Current Position, Not Retire

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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at The White House. | Image by Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images

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After Anthony Fauci’s 40-year run as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the president, rumors spread that he was planning to retire.

However, Fauci contradicted these rumors, telling The Hill, “No, no, I’m not going to retire,” adding that he “may step down from my current position at some time.”

Rumors about Fauci’s retirement surfaced when Politico published an article on July 18 stating that Fauci planned to retire by the end of Biden’s term in January 2025.

When asked whether he would continue as director of NIAID if Donald Trump should win the election and re-enter the White House in January 2025, Fauci said to The Hill, “I said a very innocent but true thing. I said whether it’s Donald Trump or it’s Joe Biden’s second term, I don’t intend to be in my current position in January of 2025.”

Politico and others interpreted this statement earlier to mean he was retiring rather than merely leaving the position of NIAID director.

While his initial rise to prominence centered around the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Dr. Fauci had largely remained out of the limelight since then, only to re-emerge as a significant but polarizing figure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Politico, Fauci said that despite his plans to eventually leave NIAID, he fully expects what he describes as partisan attacks to be leveled against him as the country approaches election season. “They’re going to try and come after me, anyway,” Fauci said.

Republicans plan to investigate the details of the NIH director’s alleged participation in colluding to smear experts during the pandemic, or perhaps to the critics who seek details about the millions in royalties allegedly received by the agency, as well as $350 million in payments that the NIH allegedly made to scientific, research, and healthcare industries since 2009.

Fauci expects his opponents would “probably” attack him “less” if he were “not in the job,” he told Politico. He also bemoaned that science had been politicized during the pandemic and stated his desire to counteract that trend.

Speaking to CNN’s Kate Bolduan, Fauci discussed his plans further, denying that he was being forced out of his position for political reasons. “It has nothing to do with pressures, nothing to do with all the other nonsense that you hear about. That has no influence on me,” Fauci asserted.

It is still unclear when exactly Fauci will step down or even why, and he has not mentioned what position he will take on next, whether still within the NIH or not.

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J. S. P.
J. S. P.
2 months ago

Dr. F… I’m not at all impressed with your 40 year track record. But keep working. It will cost taxpayers less, we won’t have to pay your retirement and some other doctor leech being on the government teet.

caseyp
caseyp
Reply to  J. S. P.
2 months ago

He is only in his position of being the highest paid US federal employee because he says and does everything the Democrats tell him to say and do.

caseyp
caseyp
2 months ago

Flip flop, flip flop is all he does. He is only in his position of being the highest paid US federal employee because he says and does everything the Democrats tell him to say and do. Send him packing back to the CDC where hopefully he will disappear into obscurity and irrelevancy and never to be heard from again.

Keepin it real!
Keepin it real!
Reply to  caseyp
2 months ago

Please stop the partisan nonsense smear attacks. You never even heard or cared about Anthony Fauci until dear leader told you not to like him. Unlike partisan hacks, science is all about DISPROVING itself until the truth is uncovered. What you label as “flip flops” is the scientific method working to perfection.

I’d really like to be a fly on the wall when you turn down the cancer treatments that SCIENCE says you need to stay alive!!! Hahahaha

me myself and I
me myself and I
Reply to  Keepin it real!
2 months ago

he is connected to the criminal cabal that tried to genocide us all. The entire world is widely awakened to this fact and the paper trail proves it as fact. The evidence that the deep state attempted to genocide most of the worlds population is now overwhelming and I can share with you the actual laws broken that the companies who required employees to get vaccinated can now be prosecuted with. The law in US code makes them a domestic terrorist and the sentence for this crime is a minimum of 99 years in prison and there is also a $100 Million dollar fine for that business or institution. The brainwashed democrats hate it that they have now been proven to be a greater threat to humanity than the NAZI party ever was but the truth is the truth and it is becoming our sacred duty to end the left completely and wars will take place if they are not completely eradicated just as we took out Hitler and his evil filth. Every democrat in office is a criminal and deserves death by execution for having engaged in treason to engage in open war against we the people and the nations of all peoples on this planet. this the left has done with their partners in Europe and China in an organized criminal effort to reduce the worlds population and these other countries are also controlled by the evil cabal of criminals seeking to depopulate the planet and enslave all of humanity for the legal coded laws mentioned above click on the attorney general document at http://www.fullyliveacademy.com

me myself and I
me myself and I
Reply to  Keepin it real!
2 months ago

for your info the NIH under Fauci did extensive research into the death caused during the event that we call the Spanish flu which as you may or may not know was primarily caused not by the Spanish flu but by the pneumonia that people developed from wearing masks since that kind of bacteria grows in moist cloth easily and can then also be inhaled into your lungs easily as air is breathed in and out through a mask that is moistened just enough by the moisture in your breath so the death from that disease was discovered to have been from the wearing of masks. FACT look it up and stop being an idiot that thinks they understand science when you do not have a great deal of scientific knowledge and understanding because if you did have more understanding then you would not be a democrat.

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