President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to tap Mandy Cohen, a former North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In August 2020, Cohen shared a photo in which she can be seen sporting a face mask that features the image of then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. In the tweet, Cohen urged people to wear masks whenever they left home.
“Did you know it’s #WorldMaskWeek? Face coverings are one of our strongest tools to slow the spread of #COVID19 in our communities… and like my Dr. Fauci mask, they can be fun too! Join me in masking up this week & beyond – every time you leave the house,” Cohen tweeted.
Cohen has previously served in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under the Obama administration.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky plans to step down at the end of June.
Walensky, a COVID-19 vaccine-promoter, tested positive last year, then proceeded to take a course of Paxlovid, test negative, and then test positive again.
“CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky experienced mild symptoms from her recent COVID-19 infection, completed a course of Paxlovid, and, after a period of isolation, tested negative for the virus. On Sunday, Dr. Walensky began to develop mild symptoms and has again tested positive,” the CDC noted in a press release last year.
Biden claimed in a statement last month that “Walensky leaves CDC a stronger institution, better positioned to confront health threats and protect Americans” and that she “saved lives with her steadfast and unwavering focus on the health of every American.”
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