Georgia’s Public Health Commissioner Tapped To Replace Frieden As CDC Director
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald may prove to be a controversial pick. In 2014 during the West African Ebola crisis, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stated that water destroys Ebola viruses and attributed the false notion to Fitzgerald.
Brenda Fitzgerald Is Expected To Be Named New CDC Director
Georgia’s public health commissioner, an obstetrician-gynecologist and two-time Republican candidate for Congress, is expected to be named the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to multiple reports. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald will replace Dr. Tom Frieden, who served as CDC director for eight years before stepping down in January. (Branswell, 7/6)
The Washington Post:
Trump Administration To Name Georgia Health Official As New CDC Director
Fitzgerald, 70, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has headed that state's public health department since 2011, will succeed Tom Frieden. He stepped down in January after serving for eight years, longer than any director since the 1970s. Anne Schuchat, a veteran CDC official, has been serving as acting director. (Sun, 7/6)