White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing ‘mild symptoms’
According to a report by Fox News, Dr. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Wednesday from the National Institutes of Health.
Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen test and is “currently experiencing mild symptoms,” the statement from the NIH said. He has not been in close contact with President Biden, and is fully vaccinated including having received two booster shots, according to the statement.
“Dr. Fauci will isolate and continue to work from his home. He has not recently been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials.
Dr. Fauci will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical advice from his physician and return to the NIH when he tests negative,” the statement reads.
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Fauci recently conceded that there is insufficient proof that the COVID-19 vaccine booster dosage reduces hospitalization or death rates in children under the age of five.
“Right now, there’s not enough data that has been accumulated, Senator Paul, to indicate that that’s the case,” Fauci stated recently.
“So there are no studies. And Americans should all know this. There are no studies on children showing a reduction in hospitalization or death with taking a booster,” Senator Rand Paul said. Paul, who is also a doctor, has argued against the vaccine’s efficacy in some cases.