On Monday, August 23rd, Anthony Fauci announced his plans to step down from his roles in the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Biden Administration. Fauci had served as the director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 38 years, and had spent over 50 working for the US government in total. However, this move is not the end of his career, he maintains.
CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, has announced that the agency will undergo restructuring changes that are, in part, due to the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the changes, the director will be reported to directly the Division of Laboratory Sciences and the Office of Science to ensure accountability. In addition, the agency will form a new executive council and equity office.