Fauci Announces Retirement, Says He’ll ‘Continue to Mentor the Next Generation of Scientific Leaders’

Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Monday he will retire in December after more than five decades of employment in the federal government.

“I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” Fauci said in a statement, calling his multi-decades tenure at NIAID “the honor of a lifetime.”

Fauci served as the chief medical adviser to both former president Donald Trump and Joe Biden throughout the pandemic, and has long been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The botched federal response to HIV/AIDS under his leadership in the 80’s foreshadowed the botched federal response to the COVID pandemic.

While Fauci has argued repeatedly that he  “represents science,” he still has critics from within the scientific community.

“Notice the NIH announcement makes no mention of the pandemic crisis, mismanagement debacle, suppression of early RX, and [vaccine] safety catastrophe that has ruined the lives of so many,” tweeted cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, an early promotor of repurposed drugs to treat COVID, and vaccine critic. “Perfect oblivion. To Fauci as if none of this has occurred.”

Fauci said in his statement he plans to continue working with young scientists.  “I want to use what I have learned as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats,” he said.

Fauci became the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, and immediately sparked panic among average Americans by suggesting in a medical journal that AIDs could afflict heterosexuals and homosexuals in equal numbers.

Fauci and a team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) set out to develop a vaccine for AIDS, but found that producing a vaccine for a rapidly mutating virus was a fool’s errand.

Seeing the potential to earn big profits, pharmaceutical companies soon began developing treatments for AIDS, including the British drug company, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., whose failed cancer drug AZT was repurposed to treat AIDS.

In March of 1987, after a minimal amount of clinical study, and without knowing the long-term side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved AZT. Until Remdesivir and the COVID vaccines, AZT was known as “one of the most toxic, expensive and controversial drugs in the history of medicine.”

The NIH went all in on AZT, ignoring evidence that the drug was toxic, causing liver damage and destroying white blood cells in patients, according to the Defender. Despite the drug’s toxicity, it was continued to be used for years while hundreds of other potential treatments went unstudied.

According to Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in his book, The Real Anthony Fauci, “Fauci sabotaged safe and effective off-patent therapeutic treatments for AIDS while promoting deadly chemotherapy drugs that almost certainly caused more deaths than HIV.”

Fast forward to 2020, when Fauci became the face of the government response to COVID-19 as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Again, Fauci discouraged and prevented promising inexpensive treatments like Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin from being talked about, researched and prescribed, and pushed the lucrative but toxic drug Remdesivir to be used in hospitals, as well as the experimental and risky COVID gene therapy shots on the entire population.

Although Fauci and others public health officials sold the COVID “vaccines” as “safe and effective,” they’ve proven over the past year and a half to be anything but that.

In addition to the unacceptable number of vaccine injuries, evidence is building that the mRNA and viral vector injections provide only short-lived protection from the coronavirus, while weakening the immune systems of the vaccinated. Coronavirus levels are highest in the most highly vaccinated countries. All cause mortality numbers are also significantly higher in highly vaccinated countries.

Dr. McCullough accused Fauci of making three false claims during the pandemic: that the vaccinated wouldn’t get COVID, the vaccines would stop transmission, and the vaccinated might still get COVID but it would be milder. He added one more claim that he predicted would soon be proven false: that the new vaccines for the Omicron variants this Fall will keep COVID rates low.

“By making false claims regarding new biological products he committed fraud and Americans were harmed in many untold ways,” McCullough tweeted.


Documents released last year through Freedom of Information Act litigation, indicated that NIAID provided grants to EcoHealth to fund gain-of-function, and potential pandemic pathogen enhancement research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China from 2014 to 2019. Gain-of-function is highly controversial research that involves making pathogens and viruses more lethal and virulent in a laboratory.

Fauci knew within weeks of the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington state in January of 2020, that there was a good chance that the deadly virus leaked from the Wuhan Lab, but worked with NIH Director Francis Collins and other public health authorities to shut down the theory.

Despite all of this, Joe Biden praised Fauci in a statement Monday, saying that Fauci’s contributions to public health have saved lives “here in the United States and around the world.”

“Whether you’ve met him personally or not, he has touched all Americans’ lives with his work,” Biden said. “I extend my deepest thanks for his public service. The United States of America is stronger, more resilient, and healthier because of him.”


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Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: UNITED STATES - MAY 11: Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing titled FY2023 Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health, in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/)