Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed his intention to resign at the end of President Joe Biden's term in a new interview published on Monday. He expressed regret that Americans were no longer listening to his advice on the use of masks or vaccines.
In an interview with Politico, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's Chief Medical Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, admitted that the coronavirus will outlive his medical career.
“We’re in a pattern now. If somebody says, ‘You’ll leave when we don’t have Covid anymore,’ then I will be 105. I think we’re going to be living with this,” he said.
Although he did not specify a date, it is reasonable to assume that Fauci intends to leave at the end of Biden's first term.
He predicted that if Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in November, they would launch an investigation into him, but he claimed that the reason he wanted to leave was not because of that possibility.
“They’re going to try and come after me, anyway. I mean, probably less so if I’m not in the job,” Fauci said.
He expressed regret that Americans were no longer following his advice on concealing one's identity or receiving vaccinations.
“It’s becoming more and more difficult to get people to listen, because even the people who are compliant want this behind them,” Fauci said, pleading for Americans to continue wearing masks in certain situations and getting regular booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine.
The newly discovered BA.5 strain is thought to be to blame for the alarming rise in coronavirus cases.
Dr. Fauci reiterated his position on the importance of wearing masks in an interview with ABC News a week ago.
“Just because people are not wearing masks is not a reason for you not to wear a mask,” he said. “You can still protect yourself very well with a properly fitted, adequate mask.”