After A Poor COVID Response, The US CDC Announces Improvements

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 18, 2022

The United States is dedicated to leading the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It builds up a worldwide vaccine stockpile. It assists all nations in improving their recovery processes. The WHO is being re-engaged; vaccine trust is being raised. COVAX is being used to promote the global distribution of safe and effective vaccines. The international vaccine manufacturing capacity is being increased. Also, the Global Health Security Architecture is being revised.

No nation is immune to the COVID-19 threat. On June 10, President Biden declared that through COVAX. The United States will buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine. It is to 92 low- and middle-income nations as well as the African Union. As they become available, the United States will continue to distribute doses from our domestic supply.

US CDC Announces Reforms After Poor COVID Response

On May 17, Vice President Biden declared that by the end of June. The United States would give 80 million doses of vaccine to the rest of the globe. Together with Gavi, the United States co-hosted the One World Protected pledge event on April 15.

It brought together world leaders to assess current efforts. It is to present the business case for financial support of COVAX and to inspire new commitments and the mobilization of additional funds. Governments and the private sector pledged more than 300 million dollars in monetary contributions. Millions of doses of the safe and efficient COVID-19 vaccine are to be administered through COVAX.

US CDC Introduces Changes Following Weak COVID Response

The United States is leading the world. It is the largest single donor to Gavi in favor of COVAX. The CDC has announced proposals for reform after admitting this. It did not meet expectations during the coronavirus pandemic. The leader of the country’s leading public health agency gave a reorganization. It was slow to reply to COVID-19. It is required to be more nimble.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are planning adjustments. The revisions come in the wake of criticism of the agency’s response to COVID-19, monkeypox, and other public health risks. There are some improvements to do this. They are internal staffing adjustments and measures to speed up data releases.

The director of the CDC is Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Walensky informed the personnel of the organization of the changes on Wednesday. She mentioned that it is a CDC project. It was not ordered by the White House. 

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The Atlanta-based organization is in charge of defending Americans. It is with a 12 billion dollars budget and 11,000 staff. It is due to disease outbreaks and some public health dangers. Every CDC director performs some reorganization. But Walensky’s move coincides with a wide requirement for reform. 

The agency has long faced criticism for being cautious. It is on data gathering and analysis. It is while failing to reply to emerging health hazards. In the COVID-19 pandemic, public discontent with the agency improved. According to experts, the CDC was slow to acknowledge and recommend. The extent of the virus’s entry into the US from Europe. Wearing masks is encouraged. As it is acknowledging that the virus can spread through the air and stepping up frequent testing for new strains.

According to Jason Schwartz, they were not designed to absorb information, process it, and send it to the public at the required speed. A researcher at the Yale School of Public Health who studies health policy.

The agency has to move more quickly and communicate better, according to Walensky. Walensky took over as director in January 2021. But stumbling blocks have persisted under her leadership. She demanded an extensive examination of the organization in April. It led to publicized adjustments.


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Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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