In a statement published on the NIH website, Fauci confirmed he will leave his post effective December.
Full statement of Dr. Anthony Fauci:
I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden. I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.
It has been the honor of a lifetime to have led the NIAID, an extraordinary institution, for so many years and through so many scientific and public health challenges. I am very proud of our many accomplishments. I have worked with — and learned from — countless talented and dedicated people in my own laboratory, at NIAID, at NIH and beyond. To them I express my abiding respect and gratitude.
Over the past 38 years as NIAID Director, I have had the enormous privilege of serving under and advising seven Presidents of the United States, beginning with President Ronald Reagan, on newly emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats including HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, the anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, various bird influenza threats, Ebola and Zika, among others, and, of course, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. I am particularly proud to have served as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden since the very first day of his administration.
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. I want to use what I have learned as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats.
Over the coming months, I will continue to put my full effort, passion and commitment into my current responsibilities, as well as help prepare the Institute for a leadership transition. NIH is served by some of the most talented scientists in the world, and I have no doubt that I am leaving this work in very capable hands.
Thanks to the power of science and investments in research and innovation, the world has been able to fight deadly diseases and help save lives around the globe. I am proud to have been part of this important work and look forward to helping to continue to do so in the future.
Dr. Fauci announces his resignation. Notice the NIH announcement makes no mention of the pandemic crisis, mismanagement debacle, suppression of early RX, and / safety catastrophe that has ruined the lives of so many. Perfect oblivion. To Fauci as if none of this has occurred. pic.twitter.com/1yRy2JDuxy
— Peter McCullough, MD MPH (@P_McCulloughMD) August 22, 2022
Dr. Fauci's resignation isn't enough.
Fauci shouldn't be allowed to resign with a pension funded by the American taxpayers. Fauci should be fired and lose his pension…. just like he made us lose our businesses and livelihoods.
— CaitlinSinclairTV (@CSinclairtv) August 22, 2022
Wow, Dr. Fauci says he'll resign just a few days before Republicans possibly retake Congress. What a coincidence. Hold the #hearings anyways.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 22, 2022
Memo to Dr. Fauci, just because you resign, doesn't mean you can't be called to testify before Congress!
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) August 22, 2022
Dr. Fauci is resigning because he knows Republicans are about to take back the House and potentially the Senate.
Fauci shouldn't be allowed to resign with a pension funded by the taxpayers. Fauci should be fired, lose his pension, and face investigations over his COVID response.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) August 22, 2022
Watching Dr. Fauci resign and sail off into the sunset after making millions off the government is a slap in the face.
Millions of Americans suffered as a result of Dr. Fauci's lies and tyrannical agenda. He deserves to be fired and investigated.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) August 22, 2022
It's no coincidence that Dr. Fauci just announced that he will resign from the government in December, which is right after Republicans will take back the House and immediately plan oversight into our pandemic response and his funding of gain of function research at the Wuhan Lab
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) August 22, 2022