Trump vs. “disease X;” The administration is setting up the US to botch a pandemic response

February 25, 2018
by Julia Belluz

“To go back to 2003 is really quite disturbing,” said John Auerbach, president and CEO of the public health nonprofit the Trust for America’s Health. “That was before we’ve seen the likelihood of what we used to consider very unusual emergencies — like significant weather emergencies and novel viruses creating epidemics that have now become almost routine.”

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