CDC Director Walensky Announces Major Agency Changes After Covid Missteps

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2022
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Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced Wednesday she will make major modifications to the agency’s structure, including staffing changes and efforts to improve public messaging, after she said the agency failed to adequately respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to multiple outlets.

In a video sent to staff Wednesday morning, Walensky admitted the agency had made “pretty dramatic, pretty public mistakes” related to testing, data and communications in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bloomberg, which cited an anonymous source who viewed the video.


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