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There are 2 comments on CDC’s Rochelle Walensky Visits BU’s School of Public Health

  1. As a regular reader, I appreciate this article for shedding light on the reflections of Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, on the agency’s COVID-19 communication missteps and successes. It is great to see the efforts of public health officials to communicate effectively to the public during this pandemic. I also appreciate the fact that she recognizes the importance of science and the need to update people with more information as it becomes available. It’s fascinating to learn about the behind-the-scenes efforts to keep people safe during this challenging time. I wonder what specific lessons she learned during her tenure at the CDC, and what changes she would like to see in the public health infrastructure going forward.

  2. It’s nice to finally see Dr. Walensky agree that “science would change” … would that her public comments be similarly calibrated to the humility that science is not absolute, but changes based on evidence.

    And, while we’re on the point of evidence, an honest scientist needs to be willing to go wherever the data points, and not to try to torture the data to fit a prescribed political narrative. That is Science 101.

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