Not good for the “nation’s premier guardian of public health”:
Five years later, Gerberding finds herself in the public eye once again, but this time she’s under attack. The massive reorganization she ordered–combined with painful budget cuts in key divisions–seems to be tearing the agency apart. Six directors of the CDC’s eight primary scientific centers have left. Researchers are sniping at one another in public and on the Internet. The agency has been targeted by three different congressional probes. And a blistering report, leaked last week, by an outside consultant who studied the agency’s response to Hurricane Katrina found chaos and mismanagement at the very top.