CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky wants a “reset” —big time.
According to a report from Fox News, Walensky issued a statement obtained by The Washington Post that signaled change is coming to the CDC in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“For 75 years, CDC and public health have been preparing for COVID-19, and in our big moment, our performance did not reliably meet expectations,” she said in a statement obtained by The Washington Post. “My goal is a new, public health action-oriented culture at CDC that emphasizes accountability, collaboration, communication, and timeliness.”
According to Walensky, the changes are a CDC initiative and were not directed by the White House.
“I feel like it’s my responsibility to lead this agency to a better place after a really challenging three years,” Walensky told The Associated Press.
From Fox News:
Experts said the CDC was slow to recognize how much virus was entering the U.S. from Europe, to recommend people wear masks, to say the virus can spread through the air, and to ramp up systematic testing for new variants.
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How does she get to keep her job in light of this? I guess it started under her predecessor in which case it was her job to fix it.https://t.co/IOX15IzznM
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 17, 2022