Biden’s plan to tap former North Carolina health chief as CDC director wins praise

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 14:53 in Mathematics & Economics

Public health advocates today applauded the news that President Joe Biden intends to name Mandy Cohen, a physician and public health expert with broad government experience, to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Biden will appoint Cohen by the end of the month to replace current CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, who will step down on 30 June, The Washington Post reported yesterday , citing three anonymous sources. The White House did not respond to requests for comment and Cohen could not be reached. If named to the job, Cohen would confront the daunting task of reinvigorating a demoralized agency and making it better prepared for future pandemics. CDC...

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