We’ve heard a lot about the CDC—the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. It has given us news, recommendations, and updates as our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet the woman who leads the organization: Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
At first, I was very nervous to talk to the director of the CDC. But as soon as I walked up to Dr. Walensky, all that fear melted away. She was relaxed and friendly. Despite her packed day, she was full of energy. During the interview, I learned so much. And I appreciated Dr. Walensky’s clear explanations. I even got to sit in her chair in her conference room!
Watch an edited version of our interview below.