Fauci, 81, is struck down with virus and claims he has had no recent contact with the president 

Fauci, 81, is struck down with virus and claims he has had no recent contact with the president  2
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Fauci has COVID: Biden’s pandemic tsar, 81, is struck down with virus and claims he has had no recent contact with the president

  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the head of the NIAID who serves as Biden’s pandemic tsar, has come down with COVID
  • The National Institutes of Health announced on Wednesday that Fauci tested positive for the virus on a rapid antigen test
  • Officials say he has not had any recent contact with the president
  • Fauci is currently experiencing mild symptoms and will continue to isolate from other government officials in the coming days 
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who President Joe Biden tapped as the pandemic tsar, has come down with COVID.

The National Institutes of Health announced on Wednesday that Fauci, 81, tested positive for the virus on a rapid antigen test but has not had any recent contact with the president or any other senior officials.

Fauci is fully vaccinated against the virus, and has been boosted twice. 

He currently has mild symptoms, and will continue to isolate from other government officials in the coming days. Fauci will only return to the NIH when he tests negative, it announced.

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The top United States health official was last seen in public on June 3, when he served as the keynote speaker at City College of New York’s graduation ceremony.

Dr Anthony Fauci announced on Wednesday he has COVID. He is pictured here at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee meeting last month

Dr Anthony Fauci announced on Wednesday he has COVID. He is pictured here at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee meeting last month

Fauci was last seen in public on June 3, when he served as the keynote speaker for City College of New York's graduation ceremony

Fauci was last seen in public on June 3, when he served as the keynote speaker for City College of New York’s graduation ceremony

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