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CDC’s Walensky Admits Agency Whiffed On COVID Response

Rochelle Walensky

At a glance

  • CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced planned staff changes and steps to speed the release of data.
  • Walensky: “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.”
  • The changes apparently are a CDC initiative and were not ordered by the White Hosue.


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