Anthony Fauci

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee will hear testimony about the Biden administration's ongoing plans to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Dr. Fauci: J&J should have been a 2-dose vaccine to begin with

Health officials say the Johnson and Johnson vaccine should have originally been two doses. Despite data showing the J&J vaccine wasn’t as effective as the others, like Moderna and Pfizer, White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci said recipients should “feel good about the booster recommendation.” 

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins holds up a model of the coronavirus as he testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates for National Institute of Health (NIH) and the state of medical research on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images)

NIH director to step down by end of the year

The Director of the National Institute of Health, Francis Collins, has resigned after 12 years in the position. On Tuesday, the 71-year-old said he made the decision with the belief that “no single person should serve in a position for too long” and added it was time a new individual led the agency.