May 19, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed deep concerns about the agency’s culture and responsiveness to public health threats. Individuals inside the CDC or from adjacent government agencies cited several frustrations, including a rigid budget structure that prevents money from being reallocated to new priorities during emergencies and the agency’s insufficient authority and tools to obtain data from local governments and health care providers and to analyze it. The report could be a catalyst for addressing some of the criticism that the agency mishandled the COVID-19 crisis. (Article here)