U.S. CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

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The head of the top public health agency in the United States has announced a shake-up of the organisation, saying it fell short while responding to COVID-19 and needs to become more nimble.

The planned changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC leaders call it a “reset”— come amid criticism of the agency’s response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats. The changes include internal staffing moves and steps to speed up data releases.