Rochelle Walensky resigns as CDC chief
Rochelle Walensky, who played a key role in the Biden administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, announced she will step down as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The announcement came as the World Health Organization said Friday that Covid is no longer a global emergency. The waning of the pandemic was a good time to make a transition, Walensky said.
Walensky’s last day will be 30 June, CDC officials said, and an interim director was not immediately named. She sent a resignation letter to Joe Biden and announced the decision at a CDC staff meeting.
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