April 5, 2022
The CDC announced plans Monday to reorganize the industry after it was criticized for administering the COVID-19 virus, according to the report. The Washington Post.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD sent a public email Monday evening, saying she hired a federal health official from outside the CDC to do a one -month review.
The initial review will “begin a review of CDC’s design, systems and procedures,” Walensky wrote, noting that “now is the time to go back and organize the CDC to support. the future of public health. “
Since the onset of the disease more than two years ago, the CDC has been under fire for its COVID-19 response, the newspaper reported, with the initial delay in developing it. a reliable coronavirus diagnosis, initial limits to what can be tested, and other errors. The Trump administration is in trouble. During the Biden administration, the CDC was accused of issuing guidance that caused confusion about isolation and quarantine requirements, masks, testing, and booster diseases. can.
“Over the past year, I’ve heard from many of you that you want to see the CDC build its economic history and make a difference for the world around us,” Walensky wrote in the email. “I look forward to our collective effort to position the CDC, as well as the health care community, for the greatest responsibility in the future.”
Walensky agreed with the criticism about the CDC’s slowness, particularly in reviewing and releasing real -time data.
“It’s not in its 75 -year history that the CDC has made a quick decision, about frequency limits, real time and advanced science,” he said. “As we compete with our state and local partners, we know now is the time for the CDC to incorporate the lessons learned into a plan for the future.”
The one -month review, which begins on April 11, will be led by Jim Macrae, director of primary health care at the Health Resources and Services Administration. The HRSA and CDC are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Walensky also fired three key CDC officials – Deb Houry, the chief executive officer; Robin Bailey, general manager; and Sherri Berger, head of staff – to gather feedback and “ask for suggestions for design change,” she writes.
Walensky said the CDC revamp will focus on “critical powers,” such as increasing public health workforce, changing data, employability, health balance, rapid response to chronic diseases, and preparedness in the U.S. and around the world.
The CDC will streamline its coronavirus control system, the newspaper reported. The center’s COVID-19 response has pulled teams from the CDC to manage day-to-day medical operations, but the new work will return operations to existing offices.
The reorganization is expected to build on the changes made in recent months to speed up the coverage of the CDC, health care leaders and public updates, the newspaper reported.
“Work needs to establish and refine these pathways and find new ways to adapt the design of the office to the transition,” said Kristen Nordlund, a CDC spokeswoman. The Washington Post.