Anthony Fauci OMRI, born December 24, 1940, is an American physician-scientist and immunologist serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served under President Donald Trump as one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Fauci’s advice was frequently contradicted by Trump, and Trump’s supporters alleged that Fauci was trying to politically undermine Trump’s run for reelection. Some falsely claimed he was involved in creating the virus in a Chinese lab. After Joe Biden took office, Fauci began serving as one of the lead members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team. Fauci is additionally serving as Biden’s chief medical advisor.