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Dr Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Officer of the US, tests positive for COVID-19

by Vaishali Sharma

Dr. Antony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor, tested positive with COVID-19 on Wednesday (local time).

He has been properly immunised and boosted twice. He is now suffering from minor symptoms. According to a press statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Fauci will isolate himself and continue to work from home. US President Joe Biden’s primary medical advisor has not lately communicated with him or other senior government officials. Dr. Fauci will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 recommendations, as well as medical advice from his physician, and will return to the NIH if he tests negative.

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“There may be the need for yet again another boost — in this case, a fourth-dose boost for an individual receiving the mRNA — that could be based on age, as well as underlying conditions,” Dr Fauci said during White House briefing on Wednesday (local time).

Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that the data demonstrating the necessity for a shot after the third dose is certainly a problem that has been extensively monitored.

President Biden’s senior medical advisor stated that COVID-19 had killed half a million people worldwide since the omicron strain of the coronavirus was discovered in November, referring to it as the “full-blown pandemic phase” of the coronavirus problem.

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