Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to President Biden and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.
“He is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice. He is currently experiencing mild symptoms. Dr. Fauci will isolate and continue to work from his home,” the NIH said in a statement.
Fauci has not been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials, according to the agency. He will return to the NIH once he tests negative.
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