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CDC director Rochelle Walensky announces shake-up of the organization, citing COVID mistakes
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CDC director Rochelle Walensky announces shake-up of the organization, citing COVID mistakes

The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, saying it fell short responding to COVID-19 and needs to become more nimble.The planned changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC leaders call it a "reset"— come amid criticism of the agency's response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats. The changes include internal staffing moves and steps to speed up data releases."To be frank, we are responsible for some pretty dramatic, pretty public mistakes, from testing, to data, to communications. As an agency, even with all the terrific work we do, we still suffer the consequences from these mistakes," Walensky said in a video message shared with the agency's staff on Wednesday. ...