Source: Kristinn Taylor
Dr. Anthony Fauci underwent outpatient surgery Thursday morning to remove a polyp on his vocal cords, according to media reports. Fauci is home recuperating and will likely be able to resume limited interviews in about a week.
Fauci, 79, has served since 1984 as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. Fauci is also a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
In a revealing look at how Fauci cultivates the media, a groggy Fauci was communicating directly with reporters from anti-Trump outlets about the surgery, rather than having an NIH spokesperson handle it while he regains his senses from the anesthesia.
Fauci’s surgery was first reported by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who says Fauci texted him to let him know the surgery went well, “Dr Anthony Fauci had an operation today to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. He had general anesthesia and texted me after to let me know he was doing ok. Doctors have advised him to curtail his talking for a while to allow his vocal cords to recover.”