Here’s a good question:
Was the United States ready to battle an epidemic of this scale?
Well, if previous administrations had listened to federal warnings, maybe we would’ve been better prepared.
According to a recent CNN investigation, government officials tried to warn both George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
In fact, they told both Presidents many times that we’d experience major shortages during an outbreak.
The investigation revealed that despite “multiple” warnings that we wouldn’t have enough “critical lifesaving supplies,” nothing happened.
The Bush and Obama administrations knew the medical supply chain in the United States was ill-prepared to handle a pandemic.
Still, they failed to heed the multiple warnings from several federal government agencies that called on them to make changes and rectify the problems.
And it’s not like these Presidents failed to heed a warning or two.
No, the investigation revealed that federal agencies issued at least ten reports to Bush and Obama over the years.
Furthermore, the warnings weren’t just coming from the government.
Such warnings also came from the Congressional Research Service, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Departments of Health and Human Services.
Plus, the New York Times said America “tried to build a fleet of new ventilators.”
It started and failed during the Bush administration, then failed again during the Obama era.
Maybe we’d be in a bit better position if these leaders had LISTENED!
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