Fauci to step down in December after decades of public service

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who played a critical role in steering humanity through the two pandemics of our time

AIDS and COVID-19, announced Monday he is stepping down from his role in the federal government.

As of December, he will leave the position he's held for 38 years as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

as well as his job as chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation

and his role as chief medical adviser to President Biden.

The straight-talking scientist and physician was the government's top infectious disease doctor for decades

and one of the few scientists that many Americans knew by name.

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