A Booster Shoot For Presidential Administration
A quarter century ago, then-Professor Kagan published her most influential work of scholarship, Presidential Administration. She explained “that President Clinton, building on a foundation President Reagan laid, increasingly made the regulatory activity of the executive branch agencies into an extension of his own policy and political agenda.” Recently, President Biden gave presidential administration a booster shot.
Earlier this week, President Biden predicted that booster shots would become available “across the board.” However, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices only recommended boosters for older Americans, as well as people at higher risk of the disease. The Committee did not recommend boosters for health care workers, teachers, and others in high-risk positions. Yet, that same day, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky overruled her committee. The New York Times reported that the reversal was somewhat chaotic:
The C.D.C.’s statement arrived well past midnight, a sign of the complicated and confusing decision-making surrounding the boosters. The C.D.C. advisers similarly spent two days debating who should get boosters and when, and could not agree on whether occupational risk should qualify as a criterion. . . .
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