The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 14 defended how most of the agency’s workers are working remotely every day or some days.
“The people who need to be at CDC are at CDC,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director, told Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) during a hearing in Washington.
Cassidy had entered into the record an Epoch Times article detailing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) response that found just under 22 percent of the CDC’s nearly 13,000 workers are working full-time in person, while approximately 43 percent are completely remote. The rest are in between.
Cassidy expressed frustration that Walensky and the CDC repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to get the numbers and said the trust between the public and the CDC has “dissipated” over the lack of transparency. He noted that the CDC is requesting billions more in emergency funding and questioned why it should be given….


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