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‘No quick fixes’: Walensky’s push for change at CDC meets reality

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2022
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The CDC’s new push to get information about health crises out faster to Americans is already running up against its limited authority, congressional inaction and the agency’s own entrenched culture.

In August, Director Rochelle Walensky ordered an overhaul of the CDC after its bungled Covid-19 response, including a drive to share research and data sooner and be more open with the public about what agency scientists do — and don’t — know.

But the CDC’s inability to compel states to share information about disease outbreaks is getting in the way of...

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