By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has remained vigilant in the fight against the coronavirus, tracking the different variants of the disease and studying the complications some have found with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
At the forefront is CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, whose schedule includes regular White House updates and testimony before congressional panels.
Dr. Walensky also led the federal agency this month in officially declaring racism as a public health threat.
On Wednesday, April 21, Dr. Walensky plans to sit for a special interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) “Let It Be Known” live breaking-news morning program.
The NNPA is the trade association for the 230 African American newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America.
“Dr. Walensky is looking forward to the interview with the Black Press to talk about these vital issues,” a spokesperson for the CDC noted.
The CDC’s independent vaccine advisory panel plans to convene by week’s end to discuss safety information regarding some blood-clotting cases in recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The government has paused the use…