Q&A: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky answers coronavirus questions – The Washington Post

With another covid winter upon us, a new variant, XBB.1.5, is dominating the latest coronavirus surge in the United States. Although hospitalizations have started to decline, public health experts warn the country still faces elevated levels of the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses.

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, answered reader questions about the coronavirus with Washington Post health reporters Sabrina Malhi and Fenit Nirappil on Monday.

Read the answers to your questions below. Please note that some questions were edited for accuracy and clarity.

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Alexandra Pannoni, newsroom talent and community editor, produced this Q&A.


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