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The Atlantic Looks At How Trump Might Respond To Disease Outbreak Threats

The Atlantic: How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump
“…Obama had a good track record of responding to these [disease outbreak] threats, and channeling funds into fighting outbreaks around the world — as did his predecessor George W. Bush. As Donald Trump prepares to become America’s 45th president in January 2017, the question isn’t whether he’ll face a deadly outbreak during his presidency, but when? And more importantly, how will he cope? Outbreaks of disease are among the ultimate tests for any leader who wants to play on the global stage. They demand diplomacy, decisiveness, leadership, humility, and expertise — and they quickly unearth any lack of the same. … For now, we can only speculate, using the president-elect’s own words and actions to predict how he might fare in an outbreak…” (Yong, 12/20).

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