New CDC Director Pledges to Speed Vaccination, Restore Trust in Agency

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director-designate Dr. Rochelle Walensky detailed how she will get to work on day one of the Biden-Harris administration to combat Covid-19, ramp up vaccinations across the country, and increase public trust in the agency.

Dr. Walensky elaborated on the plans she and other incoming officials have been working on to achieve the goal of 100 million shots in 100 days by reaching individuals in underserved communities, investing in mobile clinics, and implementing an education campaign. She reaffirmed her commitment to ask for a review of the agency’s Covid-19 guidance and outlined her top priorities including strengthening the nation’s public health infrastructure and modernizing the CDC’s outdated data systems.

Read the full piece below.

WSJ: New CDC Director Pledges to Speed Vaccination, Restore Trust in Agency
[By Betsy McKay, 1/19/20]