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CDC Director Lays Out Agency Overhaul After Pandemic Errors (1)

Aug. 17, 2022, 4:03 PM

The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an overhaul of the agency meant to revamp everything from its operations to its culture, saying it had failed to meet expectations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Director Rochelle Walensky began telling CDC’s staff Wednesday that the changes are aimed at replacing the agency’s insular, academic culture with one that’s quicker to respond to emergencies. That will mean more rapidly turning research into health recommendations, working better with other parts of government and improving how the CDC communicates with the public.

“For 75 years, CDC and public health have ...