Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior adviser to the president on the pandemic, has examined constructive for COVID-19.
Fauci, 81, hasn’t had current shut contact with President Joe Biden or different senior officers, in line with the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses.
Fauci, who has delicate signs, examined constructive through a speedy antigen take a look at, in line with the NIAID.
He is absolutely vaccinated and obtained two boosters, the NIAID stated in a press release.
Fauci’s workplace instructed ABC Information that he’s taking Pfizer’s antiviral therapy Paxlovid.
On June 11, Fauci went to the Faculty of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, the place the faculty renamed the science middle the Anthony S. Fauci Built-in Science Complicated. Fauci was seen with and and not using a masks in pictures.
Fauci instructed CNN final month that he had by no means examined constructive for COVID-19.
In April, Fauci notably didn’t attend the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner.
“Every of us, in our personal private manner, has to make an evaluation of what danger you are keen to just accept about getting contaminated,” Fauci instructed CNN in April. “Typically, the danger is low, however I made a private evaluation. I am 81 years outdated, and if I get contaminated, I’ve a a lot increased danger.”
Fauci nonetheless plans to testify Thursday earlier than the Senate Well being committee at 9:30 a.m. on the federal response to the pandemcic. His testimony will now be digital.
“Dr. Fauci will isolate and proceed to work from his residence,” the assertion stated. “Dr. Fauci will observe the COVID-19 tips of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and medical recommendation from his doctor and return to the NIH when he exams detrimental.”
ABC Information’ Arielle Mitropoulos and Emily Shapiro contributed to this report.