News Politics: Anthony Fauci, the foremost authority on infectious diseases in the US, said on Monday that he would leave his position in December to “pursue the next chapter” of his career. Since 1984, Fauci, 81, has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, serving seven presidents. He has been the public face of the US’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and in 2020, at the outset of the crisis, he had a disagreement with the Trump White House over his desire for stricter regulations than the administration had.
Notably, earlier this year, he declared he would resign if Trump was successful in unseating Joe Biden as president in the 2024 election.
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