Report: CDC plans to overhaul staff after mistakes in COVID-19 responseThe CDC Roybal Campus. Source: CDC.gov
Atlanta, GA — Changes are in the works at the Centers for Disease Control after the director publicly admitted to the organization’s mistakes in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to ABC news, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky informed staff via video that, “To be frank, we are responsible for some pretty dramatic, pretty public mistakes. From testing, to data, to communications.”
ABC reported that a review that included 120 agency staff and stakeholder interviews found that it “takes too long for CDC to publish its data and science for decision-making,” that its guidance is “confusing and overwhelming” and that agency staff turnover during the COVID response “created gaps and other challenges for partners.”
To read the full story from ABC, click here.
The Washington Post published a list of changes being implemented by the CDC, including restructuring its communications office. To read that story, click here.
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