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Biden CDC Head Announces Plan to Leave Agency

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, is reportedly expected to depart the organization at the end of the next month.

The official took office on the day President Joe Biden was sworn in and was a key player in the administration’s reaction to COVID, which included a contentious mandate that government employees get the vaccination and the continuation of the countrywide distribution of immunizations.

She formerly held the positions of professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of the infectious diseases division at Massachusetts General Hospital.

On June 30, Walensky will stop performing her official duties. In a different statement released by the White House, Biden praised her efforts at the public health organization.

Walensky, on the other hand, caused controversy by giving teachers union officials unprecedented access to view and influence COVID response guidelines.

The unions then used this privilege to implement a trigger clause that would force schools to close automatically if COVID test positivity rates rose above predetermined levels.

Last year, Walensky acknowledged that the CDC’s COVID response had been flawed and he advocated for a “reset” that would involve personnel adjustments and quicker data releases.

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