In a shocking revelation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has swallowed its pride and admitted to poorly handling COVID-19. In a statement, CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated:
“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.”
“My goal is a new, public health action-oriented culture at CDC that emphasizes accountability, collaboration, communication, and timeliness” her statement continued as she also told the agency’s staff about new internal changes that are being made.
Interestingly, Walensky also made it clear that the CDC’s initiative has nothing to do with President Biden or the White House. Fox News reports among the changes being made is “a restructuring of the agency’s communications office and revamping its website to make public health guidance easier to find and increasing the use of preprint scientific reports to get actionable data out quicker.”
Walensky told the Associated Press, “I feel like it’s my responsibility to lead this agency to a better place after a really challenging three years.” As is typical with government agencies, particularly the CDC which has a $12 billion budget and more than 11,000 employees, we the American people aren’t holding our breath.