Dear Mr. President, all politics aside. What are you waiting for? Tom Frieden resigned as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the day you were inaugurated. It has now been more than a month. The CDC has been led by Acting Director Anne Schuchat. You are responsible for making the appointment to fill this post. If you’re really concerned about the harm vaccines are doing to our children and others (… and I’ve no reason to doubt your sincerity here), then what’s the delay already? Appointing the Director of the CDC may be the most important thing you ever do. More important even than the Wall. With this one simple act, you could dramatically change the direction of US vaccination policy for generations to come and save the health and lives of countless individuals. Do it now.
Mr. President, name a new CDC director already!