Commentary: For all the good Dr. Fauci did at the NIH, he should have exited the stage sooner

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Chicago Tribune

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who began his career at the National Institutes of Health during Lyndon Johnson’s administration, has stepped down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. To put it in perspective, after more than five decades of distinguished and controversial government service, his legacy will be bittersweet — not quite the hero his supporters lionize or the villain his detractors portray. Judged by his medical record alone, Fauci is in the top echelon of American physicians. He did groundbreaking work in i…

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