Biden’s chief medical adviser tested positive for COVID-19 in a rapid antigen test. On Wednesday.
WASHINGTON DC, DC-Dr. Anthony Fauci, 81, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday.
Fauci, director of NIAID and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice, the NIH said. He is currently isolating while working from home and has not been in close contact with Biden or other senior government officials recently.
Fauci has been the face of the US response to COVID-19 since 2020.
Fauci’s positive COVID test comes two days after US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive again for COVID-19, less than a month after experiencing virus symptoms on a trip to Germany.
Becerra woke up again Monday morning with symptoms and tested positive afterwards, spokeswoman Sarah Lovenheim said.
His symptoms are mild and he is isolating in Sacramento, California. Lovenheim said Becerra was in California on a “personal obligation.”
The Associated Press contributed to this.
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