Anthony Fauci (AP Images)

Biden's top med­ical ad­vi­sor An­tho­ny Fau­ci to step down af­ter more than 50 years of gov­ern­ment ser­vice

An­tho­ny Fau­ci an­nounced Mon­day that in De­cem­ber he will step down as chief med­ical ad­vi­sor to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, di­rec­tor of the NIH’s Na­tion­al In­sti­tute of Al­ler­gy and In­fec­tious Dis­eases (NI­AID) and chief of his NI­AID lab on im­munoreg­u­la­tion.

The de­ci­sion fol­lows heat­ed bat­tles with Re­pub­li­cans on Capi­tol Hill, par­tic­u­lar­ly Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), over the ever-chang­ing land­scape of the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, and what the US did and didn’t do. If Re­pub­li­cans take over ei­ther the House or the Sen­ate in this fall’s midterm elec­tions, there’s a like­li­hood that Fau­ci would be brought in to tes­ti­fy.

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