Dr. Fauci will have retired before Biden's term ends
Dr. Anthony Fauci plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's current term.
Fauci is the government's top expert on infectious diseases. He serves as Biden's chief medical adviser and has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for decades.
Dr. Fauci said that he does not have a specific date in mind, nor has he started the retirement process, but that by the end of Biden's term, he will be out of office.
Biden's term ends in 2025.
"By the last day of Biden's first term, I will probably be retired," Fauci said.
Fauci added that he has no plans to stay in office until the coronavirus is gone. He even thinks that Covid will live long with us.
"I think we will live with this for years to come," said Dr. Fauci.
Now 81, Fauci has served for more than five decades under seven presidents, advising every US president since Ronald Reagan.
Fauci has helped lead the federal public health response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, Ebola, the Zika virus and the anthrax scare. He became the center of attention at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, emerging as a key voice in public health.