Tuesday, May 17

CDC announces revamp plans – Washington Post

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced plans to revamp itself, with Director Rochelle Walensky hiring an outside senior federal health official to conduct a one-month review, the Washington Post reported.

The review of its structure, systems, and processes follows criticism for its response during the pandemic, from delays in developing a coronavirus test initially to its guidance over masking, isolation and quarantine being called confusing, the report said. (https://wapo .st/38tRczp)

“As we’ve challenged our state and local partners, we know that now is the time for CDC to integrate the lessons learned into a strategy for the future,” Walensky was quoted as saying in an agency-wide email that was shared with the Washington Post.

CDC did not immediately respond to an emailed request from Reuters for comment. (Reporting by Leroy Leo in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)