U.S. Must Fill Gaps In Epidemic Response Preparedness, Ron Klain Says

The Atlantic: How Will Trump Lead During the Next Global Pandemic?
“The next global epidemic is likely around the corner — and no amount of U.S. retrenchment from globalization will halt that outbreak at the U.S. border. ‘There is a real reason for us to be scared of the idea of facing this threat with Donald Trump in the White House,’ said Ron Klain, who served as President Obama’s Ebola czar, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is cohosted by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. … ‘We need leadership that is focused, that is pro-science, that doesn’t traffic in conspiracies, that invests in these things,’ Klain said. Leadership ‘that doesn’t have these isolationist attitudes, [which] … put us all at risk.’ Klain identified several large gaps in U.S. preparedness for the next global outbreak…” (Calamur, 6/23).

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