Dr Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old lead advisor and prominent member for Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, had to undergo a surgery yesterday, for a polyp in his vocal cord. He is currently retrieving at home. He expects to be back at work running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases by Monday. Doctors have suggested that he cut back on talking for a while so that his vocal cords get sufficient rest to heal.
WHAT ARE VOCAL CORDS POLYPS?
Nodules and polyps are growths on your vocal folds. Their function is to help you produce the sound through your voice. Vocal cord lesions are benign(non-cancerous) that can cause hoarseness of voice. The symptoms include hoarseness, breathiness, a rough or scratch voice, shooting pain from ear to ear, and neck pain. There may be frequent voice break, fatigues with use of view, and decreased range of vocal sounds.
His frequent speaking engagement with Americans to take the virus seriously, led to his raspy voice. He even provided a counterpoint to President Donald Trumps’s saying that the virus will disappear on its own.
CNN contributor Dr Sanjay Gupta in his recent tweet, mentioned that Fauci was doing good. Doctors suggest that Fauci to “curtail his talking for a while to allow his vocal cord to recover.”
He’s now at his home completely resting so he can come back and help with the pandemic.