Dr. Anthony Fauci, the highest paid employee in government today, today said he will leave his post as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — a post that enabled him to push lockdowns and vaccine mandates without acknowledging the downside to those policies.
It had to come at some point, but Dr. Anthony Fauci, the highest paid employee in government today, is finally leaving his post as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a post that enabled him to become the face of lockdowns and vaccine mandates that have left enormous economic, cultural and health destruction in their wake.
He has never acknowledged the downside to the policies he pushed as an advisor to both Trump and Biden and still refuses even fully to admit his role.
Nor has he been forthcoming about his role in the funding of gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
Has Fauci’s presence become a liability to the Biden administration and the Democrats generally?
Perhaps but there is also the issue of book royalties that await him once leaving his post with the government.
“While he has been working on a memoir, Dr. Fauci said he did not yet have a publisher. In an interview last year, he said he was precluded from contracting with a publisher while he was still employed by the government.”
Both factors could explain the decision. He will wait for his final departure until after the November election.
No one person in the U.S. government was as influential as Fauci in pushing the Trump administration toward locking down the country as testing results revealed the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.