white houseAmerica’s top COVID consultant, who is 81, has shown no signs that he will be retiring any time soon after 55 years as a federal employee. Since 1984, Fauci has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health.
If he retires today, Fauci will still earn $350,000 a year at retirement, and a Forbes review by Auditros on OpenTheBooks.com found that with adjustments for costs, his pension and benefits will continue to increase.
Since becoming the dominant figure in the White House, Fauci has become somewhat of a celebrity among Democrats. coronavirus The response under Trump and continued with Biden in that role. He was often praised by the left for his rebuke to Trump in the early days of the pandemic.
Republicans, on the other hand, have called for Fauci to be fired and slammed the doctor for his agency’s grant of gain-of-function grants to the Wuhan lab, which they claim caused the COVID-19 virus. Is. Development took place.
MSNBC host Nicole Wallace said on-air with a COVID panel on Tuesday: ‘I’m a Fauci groupie. I am a three-time vaccinated, masked follower. I buy KN95 masks for, you know, caseloads. They are in every pocket. I wear them everywhere except when I sit.’
Infectious disease experts have promoted avid mask wearing and vaccinations – including Boost – against the coronavirus. This immediately turned Trump supporters against the doctor, claiming he was trying to make the right exit by making masks and vaccines mandatory.
In 2019, Fauci’s salary was $417,608 and increased to $434,312 in 2020 – making him the highest-paid federal employee for two consecutive years. Fauci also outranked the president, four-star generals and his nearly 4.3 million allies in the federal government.
As president, 79-year-old Joe Biden earns $400,000 a year.
If 81-year-old Dr. Anthony Fauci retires soon, he will earn more than $350,000 a year after 55 years of service in the federal government.
Fauci earned $434,312 in 2020, the second year in a row he earned every other federal employee, including the president, who has a salary of $400,000
Coronavirus cases are on the rise across the country with the emergence of the Omicron variant earlier this winter
Information for Fauci’s 2021 salary has yet to be released, but Forbes sued the Freedom of Information Act to require a federal judge to obtain all financial disclosures beginning February 1, 2022 .
The Office of Personnel Management notes that long-serving federal workers like Fauci can retire and still earn 80 percent of their average pay from their last three paychecks — plus any left over for sick leave. credit. which was not taken.
Using salaries for 2018, 2019 and 2020, which equated to $1.252 million in income over three years, Fauci would have started raking in 80 percent pension payments of $333,745 when he retired at the end of 2020.
In this calculator, Forbes also increased the cost of living over the course of three years.
Since Fauci’s 2021 and 2022 salaries are still unknown — but likely to be the same or slightly higher — it’s safe to say that his retirement pay should be closer to $347,500 or more with the end of the year coming to an end.
Fauci debuted in his most high-profile role as the president’s second chief medical adviser in January 2021, when Biden took over.
However, his biggest pay increase came in 2004, when President George W. Bush, when Fauci received a ‘permanent pay adjustment’ for biodefense work.
In 2008, Bush awarded Fauci the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work on the Presidential Emergency Plan for the AIDS Relief Program.
Fauci became somewhat of a celebrity among Democrats after becoming the point person for the White House coronavirus response under Donald Trump – and often publicly rebuked or went against the president.
Since Fauci also exceeded the 10-year minimum work requirement to receive an annuity in retirement, his annual salary would increase by 2 percent of his average three-high salary, meaning if he had to leave at the end of December. fell. , he can earn about $8,500 more per year in retirement.
One of Fauci’s biggest critics, Senator Rand Paul, on Monday blamed the infectious disease specialist for thousands of COVID deaths, claiming he is ‘biased’ in his push for vaccines, even though he is not immune to the virus. Ignores Siddha medical science.
‘I would dare to say that in our country now thousands of people die every month because’ [Fauci’s] Insisting on the idea that there are therapeutics,’ Paul told his father, three-time presidential candidate and former Texas Representative Ron Paul, on “Liberty Report.”
The senator also claimed that thousands died because Fauci did not take into account natural immunity in his priority of vaccination.
Fauci said in his Monday discussion, ‘Because he made this mistake of emphasizing natural immunity, I think thousands of people have lost their lives. ‘For example, I already have – I should be at the end of the line.’
With the outbreak of the pandemic, Fauci has become the expert voice on the White House’s response to the coronavirus.
While it appeared in early summer that the US was in the final days of sanctions in the pandemic, the administration quickly reinstated the mandate as the delta version emerged – and there now appears to be an even more infectious, but less severe, Omicron variant. is struggling with. ,
This fall, the administration enacted a rule requiring private companies with 100 or more employees to implement a vaccine-or-testing mandate, so that all workers must prove they have been vaccinated or tested at least weekly. has gone. must be subordinate.
Case rates across the country have doubled in the past two weeks as the Omron version took hold and mask mandates have been reimposed in areas where they were eventually raised, such as Washington, D.C.
CDC, and Fauci, are pushing vaccination for all Americans as the most effective way to fight against COVID-19
Case rates have doubled in the past two weeks as Omicron takes over the country
Deaths have not increased that much. While omicron is more contagious than other COVID forms, some doctors say it is not as deadly or serious when caught.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all people be fully vaccinated, regardless of previous infection.
According to a CDC study of residents in Kentucky, the state Paul represents in the Senate, those who had COVID-19 and were not vaccinated were 2.34 times more likely to be infected again in May and June 2021. before getting there. of the Omicron version.
On average, 235,269 Americans are testing positive for the virus every day, a 99 percent increase over the past two weeks.