CDC Director Made Promise About Vaccines and Now Is Infected
Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the CDC, just tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend.
This news was released in a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This is ironic because back in March of 2021, Walensky declared that vaccinated people “don’t get sick.”
“Our data from the CDC today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, and don’t get sick. And that it’s not just in the clinical trials, it’s also in real-world data, Walensky told MSNBC’s, Rachel Maddow.
Of course, just a couple of days after this, the CDC felt the necessity to walk those remarks back.
“It’s possible that some people who are fully vaccinated could get COVID-19,” a CDC spokesperson told the New York Times. “The evidence isn’t clear whether they can spread the virus to others. We are continuing to evaluate the evidence.”
Walensky is experiencing mild symptoms now and is resting at home. She will continue to participate in CDC meetings virtually. According to Reuters, she was not at the White House at the end of last week and she had not met in person with any senior U.S. officials before she tested positive for COVID-19.
The director just attended the World Health Summit in Berlin on Monday and Tuesday. She wore a mask at all times except when eating and speaking publicly. On Wednesday, she returned to the United States.
The statement from the CDC said that Walensky was “up to date” with her vaccines, which means you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and you have received the most recent booster dose recommended for her by CDC.
It was exactly a month ago that Walensky received the bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine. This is said to provide protection against the original COVID-19 strain and the Omicron variant.