dr. Antoine Fauci contracted COVID-19 — but like many people who got vaccinated — he should be fine on the other side.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for which Fauci is top dog, made the announcement Wednesday, saying Doc tested positive in a rapid antigen test … and as a result, was fired home to recuperate. He will be back to work when he is negative.
The NIH agency notes that he is experiencing mild symptoms and attributes this to the fact that he is fully vaccinated and also received two booster shots.
Also of note… Fauci has not been in close contact with the president Biden lately, says NIAID, or any other senior government official for that matter. So it seems that JB and co. are in the clear on his side – good news, especially since they’ve had close calls before.
Several people in Biden’s cabinet have caught the virus in recent months, including the former press secretary Jen Psakiand even vice-president Kamala Harris … ditto for her husband. Of course, some prominent members of Congress have also fallen ill.
So far, POTUS has been able to avoid falling with ‘rona…unlike its predecessor.