Trump WH Reportedly Ignored Obama-Era NSC ‘Playbook’ for Pandemic Response: ‘Was Thrown Onto a Shelf’

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The Trump administration failed to follow a comprehensive National Security Council “playbook” on pandemic response developed by Obama White House officials in 2016 after the ebola outbreak.

According to Politico, the Trump White House repeatedly missed key moments in its early response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, leaving it as much as two months behind in testing for the virus as well as and dissemination of critical equipment necessary
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