Fauci Tests Positive for COVID-19

Madeline Farber

June 15, 2022

Anthony Fauci, MD, chief medical officer to the White House, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Fauci, who is also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), tested positive for COVID on a rapid antigen test, according to a statement from the NIAID.

Fauci, who is fully vaccinated and has received his second booster dose, is experiencing mild symptoms and will isolate at home. The 81-year-old has not recently been in close contact with President Joe Biden or other senior government officials, the release said.

"Dr Fauci will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical advice from his physician and return to the NIH when he tests negative."

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