Former President Obama has once again reinforced what many experts now consider the best approach to dealing with COVID-19: Robust coronavirus testing and monitoring.
Former President Obama warned Wednesday that any rush to open business as usual before robust testing and monitoring take place could undermine the progress made so far. Obama stated, “Social distancing bends the curve and relieves some pressure on our heroic medical professionals,” Obama tweeted Wednesday. “But in order to shift off current policies, the key will be a robust system of testing and monitoring – something we have yet to put in place nationwide.”
If there any person, the World must take seriously is the former president who like a soothsayer accurately predicted the consequences of a deadly Virus if the nation is left unprepared. During a 2014 speech, then-President Barack Obama warned about the need for the US to cast aside partisan differences to prepare for an upcoming pandemic. Then, the Republican House and Senate laughed and ridiculed his plans and the idea of a Pandemic.
The Obama administration made several efforts to warn the incoming Trump administration of the dangers and the consequence if the nation is caught flat-footed by a deadly virus like COVID-19.
In 2017, a week before inauguration day, Lisa Monaco, Barack Obama’s outgoing homeland-security adviser, gathered with Donald Trump’s incoming national-security officials and conducted an exercise modeled on the administration’s experiences with outbreaks of swine flu, Ebola, and Zika. The simulation explored how the U.S. government should respond to a flu pandemic that halts international travel, upends global supply chains, tanks the stock market, and burdens health-care systems—all with a vaccine many months from materializing. Looking back is easy to conclude that Obama and his expert saw the future and predicted the devastating outcome accurately.
Despite the warnings and drills, Trump and his Republican supporters made it their special duty to dismantle every infrastructure that the outgoing Obama administration had in place to fight any pandemic. Here we are today, the greatest country on Earth caught flat-footed. No mask, No test, and No leadership. Just Bluff, Bombastic daily press conferences telling us to sit at home and expect 200 thousand of our fellow citizens to die at the altar of incompetence. Americans deserve better from our elected leaders.
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