Bureaucratic corruption once again makes the headlines.
This time it’s The CDC’s own Anne Schuchat who was allegedly colluding with teachers unions who seemed to dictate the CDC’s terms and policies relating to schools reopening.
Schuchat is “retiring” according to sources, but we all know what that means.
She wasn’t the only one exposed in the emails either, but she is one of the more high profile figures in this scandal.
The CDC needs to get it together. Stories like this are exactly why Americans distrust The CDC, and other American institutions in general.
Here is the latest:
Politico mentioned Schuchat without mention of the scandal:
The expected exits follow more than a year of intense scrutiny of the CDC and its pandemic decision-making that subjected senior officials to constant pressure from both inside and outside the Trump and Biden administrations.
Schuchat in a statement confirmed that she planned to leave later this year to “allow more time for creative passions,“ adding that she had “the greatest respect and confidence in the CDC’s leadership and staff.”
But she had clashed with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in recent months, a person familiar with the matter said. Another senior health official said Schuchat was in the running to become the agency’s director under the Biden administration before the position went to Walensky.
The Federalist reported:
One of the top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials who was included in emails between the agency and the nation’s second-largest teachers union on schools reopening will step down from her position this summer, POLITICO reports.
Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director, was one of multiple government health officials included in emails between The American Federation of Teachers union, who repeatedly lobbied against in-person schooling, and the agency over the school reopening guidelines which were released earlier this year.
Schuchat says she is leaving the agency to “allow more time for creative passions” after spending the last seven years in her spot as the CDC’s second-in-command. And while the shifting sands and reported clashed with current Director Rochelle Walensky could be a contributing factor, it is still unclear why she chose to resign now.