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Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for Covid, is having mild symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new emerging variants at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 11, 2022.

Greg Nash | Reuters

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leader of the U.S. government’s Covid pandemic response effort, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Fauci, who is fully vaccinated and twice boosted against Covid, is experiencing mild symptoms, according to a statement Wednesday.

“Dr. Fauci will isolate and continue to work from home,” the statement said. “He has not recently been in close contact with President [Joe] Biden or other senior government officials.”

Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is a division of the National Institutes of Health.

He is also chief medical advisor to Biden.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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