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Rochelle Walensky is resigning as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She will step down on June 30.
Walensky, who claimed in 2021 that vaccinated people "don't get sick," led the push for masking, vaccination efforts, and testing throughout the pandemic. She assumed the role of CDC director in January 2021, having been selected by President Joe Biden.
In addition to receiving significant criticism for pushing novel vaccines on the American public, including resilient children, she was blasted for a "totalitarian" move in August 2021, when the CDC, under her leadership, extended the moratorium on rental evictions. At the time, Tucker Carlson told his former Fox News audience "Rochelle Walensky now makes the laws."
The outgoing CDC director also discounted warnings from an agency advisory panel about booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine and recommended them anyway, to the Biden White House's satisfaction.
Walensky's resignation comes just six days before the COVID-19 public health emergency's expiry date.
Biden said in a statement that Walensky is leaving the "CDC a stronger institution, better positioned to confront health threats and protect Americans," alleging that Americans "have all benefited from her service and dedication to public health."
Walensky told her staff in an email, "I took on this role with the goal of leaving behind the dark days of the pandemic and moving the C.D.C. — and public health — into a much better and more trusted place," reported the New York Times.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.