Watch live: CDC director testifies before House lawmakers on agency’s budget

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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is testifying sooner than Congress Wednesday on the company’s annual budget because the U.S. battles the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly 600,000 People.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, the Facilities for Disease Adjust and Prevention’s deputy director, is moreover testifying sooner than the Dwelling Appropriations Labor, Neatly being and Human Products and services, Schooling and Associated Agencies subcommittee on Wednesday.

The hearing comes quite over per week after Schuchat presented her retirement from the general public well being company after 33 years. It moreover comes because the company has taken criticism over its up so a long way steering on face masks for fully vaccinated People.

The CDC presented on Might maybe maybe 13 that fully vaccinated folks now no longer must place on a face hide or stop 6 feet a long way from others in most settings, whether or no longer out of doors or indoors. Unvaccinated folks have to calm continue to place on masks, adding they remain susceptible to serene or severe illness, death and possibility of spreading the illness to others.