CDC Director. The Biden transition announced Walensky's presumptive appointment as CDC director on December 7, 2020. Doctors and public health experts widely praised the choice. As the position of director of the CDC does not require Senate confirmation to take office, Walensky's tenure at the CDC began on January 20, 2021.
Jan 07, 2022 · Current and former senior administration officials said the White House has been frustrated with the CDC over its messaging of public health guidelines, even as they acknowledge the decisions the ...
Dec 07, 2020 · Dr. Rochelle Walensky is an infectious disease expert and teaches at Harvard Medical School. She will replace Robert Redfield, the current director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan 22, 2021 · Biden appointed Rochelle Walensky, former chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, to serve as the nation's CDC director. The position does not require Senate approval, so Walensky assumed the role on Wednesday.
Dec 09, 2020 · President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rochelle Walensky to be the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec 27, 2021 · CDC strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 and older and boosters for everyone 16 and older. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. The following is attributable to CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky: