August 18, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky called for the agency to be overhauled after an external review found it had failed to respond quickly and clearly to COVID-19. Walensky said that the agency acted too much like an academic institution that was focused on producing “data for publication” instead of “data for action.” Based on the external review, she concluded that CDC must refocus itself on public health needs, respond much faster to emergencies and outbreaks of disease, and provide information in a way that ordinary people and state and local health authorities can understand and put to use. (Articles here, here, here, here, here and here)