• CDC Official Who Warned Americans Coronavirus Could Cause 'Severe' Disruption Resigns

    1 month ago - By NPR

    Dr. Nancy Messonnier had served as the agency's top respiratory disease official since 2016. President Trump reportedly threatened to fire her after her comments in February 2020.
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  • CDC official who first warned of Covid-19 pandemic resigns

    CDC official who first warned of Covid-19 pandemic resigns

    1 month ago - By NBC News

    Dr. Nancy Messonnier's warning to prepare for a pandemic in early 2020 drew fury from then-President Donald Trump.
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  • Top CDC official resigns from post following reassignment

    Top CDC official resigns from post following reassignment

    1 month ago - By Politico

    Nancy Messonnier, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who was the first U.S. official to warn of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic last year, is resigning from the agency, according to four people with knowledge of the decision.
    Messonnier's resignation comes two weeks after she had been reassigned within the CDC from her position heading the agency's Covid-19 vaccine task force, as first reported by POLITICO. Following her reassignment, Messonnier went on leave, and senior administration officials described it as an unplanned vacation.
    The CDC did not...
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  • Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

    Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Nancy Messonnier, a senior health official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who first warned the US of the COVID-19 pandemic is resigning, according to an email seen by the Washington Post.
    "My family and I have determined that now is the best time for me to transition to a new phase of my career," she wrote in the email, according to The Post. "CDC has provided me many meaningful, rewarding, and challenging opportunities to grow intellectually and mature as a public health leader."
    She told her colleagues that her last day with the CDC will be May...
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