The progressive agenda depends on the FDA and CDC
Reforming the agencies is a first step toward restoring trust in government
The party of government must show that it can govern. Over the first eight months of his presidency, Joe Biden has launched an expansive agenda that outlines a progressive vision of a more activist federal government. Recently, though, the Biden administration’s on-the-job performance has reinforced doubts about the government's ability to deliver on such ambitious promises.
Biden and his team must focus on improving how the government actually functions if they hope to convince a skeptical public to place its trust in the progressive dream.
Following the messaging debacle of the Pfizer booster decision, the administration should start with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).