Fauci has not just lately been in shut contact with Biden or different senior administration officers, in accordance with a launch.
Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden who has been on the forefront of the US pandemic response, examined constructive for Covid-19.
Fauci, who’s totally vaccinated and has been boosted twice, is experiencing delicate signs and can proceed to do business from home, in accordance with a press release Wednesday from the Nationwide Institute for Allergy and Infectious Ailments, the place he is director. Greater than two years into the pandemic, it is the primary time the 81-year-old has examined constructive for the virus, the company stated.
Fauci has not just lately been in shut contact with Biden or different senior administration officers, in accordance with a launch. Issues over the 79-year-old president’s vulnerability to an infection started mounting earlier this week when Well being and Human Providers Secretary Xavier Becerra examined constructive for Covid — his second time catching the virus in lower than a month. Becerra beforehand had Covid in Could whereas touring in Berlin forward of G7 conferences with different well being officers.
Set to look Thursday morning in entrance of the Senate Committee on Well being, Schooling, Labor and Pensions to offer an replace on the federal response to the pandemic, Fauci requested to take part within the listening to remotely, in accordance with a Democratic aide accustomed to the scenario. Committee chair Patty Murray from Washington state will let him — so long as he feels properly sufficient — and needs him a speedy restoration, the aide stated. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and Meals and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf are additionally listed as witnesses.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated Monday that he had examined constructive for Covid, his second time catching the virus this 12 months. Trudeau was in Los Angeles final week with Biden for the Summit of the Americas.
(Updates with Thursday Senate listening to in fourth paragraph)
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