Dr Anthony Fauci to leave his position

He announced this on Monday.

He will step down as Chief Medical Advisor to the President and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

He is 81 years old, an immunologist and a physician-scientist.

In a statement on Monday, he said,

“I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career, the honor of a lifetime.”

"While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring."

"After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field."