CDC’s Rochelle Walensky resigns, citing pandemic transition
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) – The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resigning. Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the waning of the COVID-19 pandemic is a good time to make a transition.
She sent a resignation letter to President Joe Biden and announced the decision at a CDC staff meeting Friday. Her last day will be June 30.
Walensky was previously an infectious-diseases specialist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
She had no experience running a government health agency when she was sworn in on the first day of the Biden administration.
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5/5/2023 12:07:45 PM (GMT -5:00)