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Fri May 14, 2021, 01:26 PM

Biden senior Covid advisor Andy Slavitt says he will leave White House in early June

Source: CNBC


PUBLISHED FRI, MAY 14 202112:59 PM EDT

Kevin Breuninger
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Andy Slavitt, a senior advisor on President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team, confirmed Friday that he will be leaving his role in early June.

Slavitt, whose position on Biden’s Covid response team was temporary, said that while the administration had achieved many of its goals for the pandemic, more work remains to be done.

Slavitt discussed his forthcoming departure a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face masks in most situations.



Andy Slavitt, a senior advisor on President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team, confirmed Friday that he will be leaving his role in early June.

Slavitt, whose temporary position on Biden’s Covid panel was known to be expiring next month, said that while the administration had achieved many of its goals for the pandemic, more work remains to be done.

“Look, there’s never a perfect time to leave,” Slavitt said in a Bloomberg interview. But he said he believes that when he does step away from the role, “things are in really great hands with the people here, that many difficult things have been accomplished.”

“There’s much more work to do, but the people here, I couldn’t think of a better set of people to do it than the people that will be here when I’m gone,” he said.




Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/biden-senior-covid-advisor-andy-slavitt-says-he-will-leave-white-house-in-early-june.html

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Reply Biden senior Covid advisor Andy Slavitt says he will leave White House in early June (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:19 PM

1. Thank you Andy, the nation needed you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:31 PM

2. Psaki and then Slavitt? What's going on?

Seems odd for two powerhouse people to be announcing plans to leave the admin so soon. Maybe I worry too much...

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Response to Olestro (Reply #2)

Fri May 14, 2021, 04:12 PM

3. You can catch Andy Slavitt on Al Franken's podcast and YouTube feed.

I think is Al’s most frequent guest. Especially over the last year it’s been extremely helpful to hear him for me anyway. I’m sure he’ll come back if we need him, he’s done so before.

But to your question, these are high stress jobs and very capable people with lives before all this. The same good folks set found and chose them will find and choose the next people.

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Response to Olestro (Reply #2)

Fri May 14, 2021, 04:46 PM

4. Psaki's not leaving until 'next year.'

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