U.S. DHS Less Involved In Addressing COVID-19 Than During Past Epidemics

Washington Post: DHS led the way on past health crises, but it has been less visible during the coronavirus outbreak
“…The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a history of helping to lead the U.S. response to public-health threats such as swine flu and Ebola, standing with the nation’s top medical experts to emphasize that the threat to the nation is severe. But during the months-long coronavirus pandemic that has affected much of American society, one of the country’s largest federal agencies has instead publicly promoted immigrants, anarchists, and smugglers as more dangerous to the United States than a virus with a death toll that experts say could double to 410,000 by the end of the year…” (Sacchetti, 10/20).

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