Dr Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
A statement issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said the doctor had mild symptoms and was vaccinated with two subsequent booster shots.
“Dr Fauci will isolate and continue to work from his home … 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.”
Fauci, who is 81, has not recently been in close contact with Biden.
Under the Trump administration, Fauci was a lead member of the White House coronavirus taskforce. This is the first known positive Covid-19 result for the infectious disease expert.
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