Coronavirus Update With CDC Director Rochelle Walensky

Incoming @Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH returns to JAMA’s Q&A series to discuss her vision and priorities for the agency, and changes in its pandemic response strategies, when she takes the reins on January 20. Read her public statement at

Topics discussed in this interview:
0:00 Introduction
1:41 Challenges for the CDC
6:12 Personal challenges as CDC Director
8:36 Role of social media
10:45 SARS-CoV-2 variants
14:21 Constraints to vaccine administration
17:58 Reaching diverse communities
19:43 Access to monoclonal antibodies
22:05 Transition and family

Recorded January 19, 2021.

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