Walensky to step down as CDC director


Dr. Rochelle Walensky will leave her job as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June, the CDC said on Friday. The move comes as the Biden Administration has said it will end the Covid-19 national health emergency declaration in June.

“I took on this role, at your request, with the goal of leaving behind the dark days of the pandemic and moving CDC—and public health—forward into a much better and more trusted place,” Walensky wrote in her resignation letter.

It’s unclear if she has accomplished the trust goal. About one-quarter of Americans say they trust the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s health recommendations “not very much” or “not at all,” according to a survey co-authored by the agency itself. That result is four times worse than trust in doctors and nurses. Other polls show trust is far worse.

“Dr. Walensky has saved lives with her steadfast and unwavering focus on the health of every American. As Director of the CDC, she led a complex organization on the frontlines of a once-in-a-generation pandemic with honesty and integrity. She marshalled our finest scientists and public health experts to turn the tide on the urgent crises we’ve faced,” the White House wrote in a published response. “Dr. Walensky leaves CDC a stronger institution, better positioned to confront health threats and protect Americans.  We have all benefited from her service and dedication to public health, and I wish her the best in her next chapter.”

The president’s chief medical adviser on Covid, Dr. Anthony Fauci, resigned in December.

Also on Friday, Covid-19 is no longer a global public health emergency, the World Health Organization said.


  1. Sure….now that she’s got her money and can spend the rest of her life writing tell all books and giving college lectures plus appear on msm every flu season….sure now she’ll step down.

  2. She has left the Center for Diseased Confusion a more trusted place. We can trust that any of the Governmental Health Organizations will always be lock step in complete obedience to the Corporate Pharmaceutical organizations and push poison on the population for their profit!

  3. This woman can now assume her role as vice president in charge of advertising for Pfizer. These people are shameless snake oil salesmen of the first order, self promoting, unapologetic vermin, feeding on the mindless public that believe their line of BS.

    • What do you mean “assume her role”? Don’t you mean resume her role? Because that is what she was doing for Pfizer all along under cover as the CDC Director. The jig is up (this time) and so now big pharma has to install a new wizard behind the CDC curtain.

  4. I was a bit troubled, during the course of the pandemic, to discover that the premiere government agency in the world for infectious diseases knew next-to-nothing about the Covid 19 virus and had effectively no information on how to contain it or treat it. We may have been better off without the CDC entirely, which appeared over time to simply parrot the official propaganda. We could have saved billions. I am not sure which is more embarrassing: To admit that you work for the CDC or the FBI.

  5. The CDC has lost credibility. If they did any good research they did not publicize any of it. Their guidance was written by either the White House or Teacher Unions. A house cleaning is in order, which will also help our budget woes.

  6. Completely trashed the CDC. It is now another weaponized agency of the Democrats. Sadly, we could have a real pandemic and no one will believe them.

    • Agreed. This has set public trust back generations with the healthcare industry and related governmental institutions.

    • Funny isn’t it? People getting really mad at a political hack who actively helped destroy lives, families, businesses, and civil liberties?

      How dare they?

  7. I honestly don’t even want to go get a health checkup with a doctor for fear of their big government surveillance and coercion programs.

  8. She had better take her ill gotten gains from Big Pharma and flee the country before she is prosecuted!

  9. B.A. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington University in St. Louis.
    M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
    Trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
    Fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.
    MPH in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health.

    And what all you critics been doin’? Hanging drywall?

    I know jealousy when I see it.

    • And we know the overt corruption and politicization of science, and a totalitarian ruling class control agenda, when we see them, too.

      Grow up and put away your gullible belief in the benevolence of government, dog.
      Government is simply a disease masquerading as its own cure. It is simply the Mafia writ large, nothing more, nothing less.

    • I have a couple of degrees including an earned doctorate. Don’t be fooled by credentialism and entitlement. In a war, those two things will get a lot of people killed. I will take performance and character any day.

    • In my 81 years with a degree working with Doctors who had multiple degrees I can tell you this doesn’t make them smart.
      No common sense here. Dr Fauci and Dr. Walensky followed in the footsteps of Big Pharma. Dr Fauci is rolling in the dough. If you want to know who he is read the book The Plague of Corruption by Dr. Judy Mikovits. What a ride both these Dr’s had and how our children have suffered in so many ways because of their direction and their corroborating with the Teachers union. I am not jealous and I am sure most people are not jealous of these so called experts. My advice to you Whidbey is do some research on the Dr’s that were silenced by Dr. Fauci I am sure you would be quiet if you were at the mercy of Fauci and his millions that would support your research laboratories What he did was LIE to all of the American people and she followed diligently.

    • No jealousy, those are titles . She was very poor in math and nothing added up with numbers and statistics that were being used to push the pandemic . They’ve all gotten rich off of pushing the vaccinations . Time will tell and really smart folks are speaking up . Careful where you get your news . I don’t need to be a critical thinker , just common sense and basic third math rules my life and decisions . It should have been a choice to take a vaccine and not mandatory for employment . Lot of good a qualified folks lost their jobs because they did have a choice . America is all about choices and self determination , at least it used to be .

    • Dawg, and yet any drywall applicator knows that the darn m- RNA therapy was a huge flop! Imagine that, all those degrees and she couldn’t concede that salient point.

      What was it that you were attempting to say?

    • Truly. You show jealousy all the time.

      All those degrees and she got everything so wildly wrong, it’s staggered.

      All the degrees on Earth are pointless if the holder has zero common sense and no ability to actually apply what she learned.

      Anyone who sees a person and does any semblance of “degrees! She must be smarter than the rest of us” is truly stupid.

      You wanna talk to someone who’s really smart? Talk to your average tradesman.

    • What have you been doing mutely? Trolling sites like this at the direction of Soros?

    • Thanks Dog
      I’ve noticed that with every degree, the level of stupid increases. Critical thinking and common sense is lost during the brainwashing.
      The science of the covid lunacy needs to be gathered and those who pushed anything harmful or illegally need to be held accountable.

  10. We can expect many more to step down as more information becomes public. These people have screwed over our lives. Knowingly. Take the money and run.

  11. One of the most indoctrinated persons around. No even mild interest in the US Constitution, the meaning of national sovereignty nor any curiousity left regarding lawfully delegated authority versus unauthenticated non-express Constitutionally delegated authority. Compare and contrast monarchical form of government with capitalistic Constitutional republic form of government. Not a clue not a bit curious is she. Totally indoctrinated.

  12. In a just world she and Fauci would be held accountable for all the lives, businesses, and families they destroyed.

    They lied, misled, and gaslit the public while ignoring the same rules they inflicted upon us.

    In a just world both both would spend considerable time in prison. Fauci would die there.

    But sadly it’s not a just world.

  13. Really? Why?
    They’ve always been useless and now even you must know that. Maybe your just looking for a response.

  14. I wish her a sunny retirement in costa rica where all smart democrats go out to
    pasture. Far away from me.

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