Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has tested positive for COVID-19.
An 81-year-old man is believed to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and has been boosted two times in one week. He is experiencing mild symptoms, but will continue to work remotely from home. He was also prescribed a drug called Paxlovid according to a representative of the National Institutes of Health.
Fauci has led the U.S. government’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic since its initial outbreak. They assured the public that Fauci had not been in contact with Biden or other senior government officials recently.
Dr. Fauci will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical advice from his physician when he tests negative.
Cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise in recent weeks and reports of other individuals getting infected with the virus are reaching prominence.
On Wednesday, the governor of Nebraska and his wife revealed that they were also suffering from COVID. In comparison, on Monday, the Prime Minister of Canada came down with COVID during a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden in Los Angeles.
More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are infect with HIV every day. There has been a big increase in the number of new cases reported since last year.
Estimates of people in the United States diagnosed with cancer is even higher than the numbers reported by Dr. Anthony Fauci because many people now rely on at-home tests.