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Biden’s chief epidemiologist and the visible face of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Fauci, will retire before the end of the term of the current president, Joe Biden, in 2024, he said Monday in an interview with Politico.
Fauci insisted that Americans will end up having to get an annual booster dose, like the flu vaccine, to control covid.
The epidemiologist assured that he is prepared for what he calls “attacks” that would occur in a Republican-controlled House or Senate next year, although according to him, that does not affect his decision to finally retire.
Even so, the expert acknowledged in the interview that there is a lot of weariness, even among people who wear masks and have followed health recommendations since everyone wants to “leave behind” the pandemic.
Fauci has become the most controversial face of the health emergency in the country, for promoting measures considered by the population as authoritarian.
The announcement comes a few weeks after speculation that President Biden would not seek re-election in 2024.