On Monday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky was selected as President-elect Joe Biden’s pick as the head of the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) after he takes office as the President of the United States next month.
The call for her selection comes at a peak moment when the nation is going through the global coronavirus pandemic and is going through an immense surge with the US having more than 15 million cases, a figure that is more than most other nations elsewhere. Hence, it is evident that Dr. Rochelle Walensky will be stepping up at a crucial juncture for this nation.
Massachusetts Doctor, Dr. Rochelle Walensky To Assume Lead Role In The CDC
According to her bio on the website of her former hospital, Dr. Rochelle Walensky is currently a professor at the Harvard Medical School and is an expert physician in infectious diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
In a tweet, Dr. Walensky responds to Biden’s selection by saying that she is deeply honored to be selected for the lead position at the CDC. She further mentions that it will be inspiring for her to lead a brilliant team of scientists and doctors. When the nation reports 282,000 Covid-19 related deaths (according to the John Hopkins University Covid-19 Casualty tracker) Dr. Rochelle Walensky says that it will be great to fight this virus using pure science and facts.
On her Monday tweet, Dr. Walensky also mentioned that she began her professional medical career when the nation was at the peak of the AIDS/HIV crisis and she has spent a long time ever since researching and combating multifarious infectious diseases.
Along with this, the Biden administration further nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy for the position of surgeon general and the current Dr. Fauci, head of CDC, to join the Biden administration as the chief medical advisor.