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Have U.S. presidents prepared the country for a pandemic?

Since Bill Clinton's term, U.S. presidents have been aware of a risk of a pandemic. But how did they choose to prepare for one?

05/01/2020 12:28 PM
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  • James F.
    07/16/2020 05:34

    And the least aware and least caring President who eliminated the Nat'l infrastructure built by smarter predecessors to handle bio warfare and pandemic threats was none other than fearless leader, genius Trump!

  • Travis G.
    07/16/2020 02:03

    To get a real president you guys were not good presidents you're all worthless the good presidents are all dead Kennedy was the best

  • Ian B.
    07/15/2020 22:30

    Mitch McConnell blocked Obama’s request for funding for Infrastructure and the strategic stockpile replenishment. He said it gave him great pleasure to block Obama! So the deaths of every American during this pandemic is on Moscow Mitch

  • Wendy L.
    07/15/2020 12:30

    Sadly, nothing can be said to wake up these Trump sheep. They will follow him over the edge of a cliff like lemmings. I say, let natural selection work and he won't have anyone. After all, I wonder how many of those poor 138,000 souls who died also believed Frump when he said covid-19 was a hoax. May they all R.I.P. My condolences to all their families and friends. May they all see who caused this tragedy through lack of leadership.

  • Ton v.
    07/15/2020 12:24

    Trump is by far the dumbest and worst POTUS ever

  • Trudy F.
    07/15/2020 08:13

    Who will beguiled Trump devotees direct their adoration toward when he is voted out?

  • Michael T.
    07/15/2020 06:44

    All three presidents except for one clown who disbanded what was set up to look into infectious viruses!!!

  • Ian C.
    07/14/2020 23:59

    The blame should be squarely placed on Congress. They are the ones who allocate the budget and they are the ones who allowed or encouraged Trump to disband the Pandemic Response Team.

  • Richard I.
    07/14/2020 20:32

    I would like to read the legislation Obama vetoed. Just to see what kind of PORK BARRELING was responsible for stopping the legislation !

  • Jan H.
    07/14/2020 19:37

    The comments on this post are sickening, previous presidents were right, Tru p is not.

  • Mary S.
    07/13/2020 20:26

    Taiwan as of May 30 had only 12 deaths. It informed the WHO of the outbreak late December, but was ignored because of China. So much for preparedness when the world depends on the WHO.

  • Alberto V.
    07/13/2020 15:28

    Goes to show they don't care about the people. That's why I'm voting for Trump again!

  • Frank P.
    07/13/2020 13:09

    Bill best money relaxed world

  • Charphle T.
    07/11/2020 19:20

    Our president is one dump pos

  • Jeffrey L.
    07/08/2020 10:12

    When covid started, Trump told people it was a democratic hoax, then went golfing.

  • Tina M.
    07/08/2020 08:50

    Lairs, criminal and only interested in money and power!

  • Nora G.
    07/03/2020 03:49

    Wow

  • Jon R.
    06/30/2020 03:41

    Well it don’t look like they’ve prepared the country I’m sure they’ve prepared the government

  • Phyllis F.
    06/29/2020 04:43

    None were concerned enough to put any preparedness in place.

  • Mary B.
    05/23/2020 14:49

    They knew and did nothing! They really out for our good😥 they should be so ashamed of them selves.The people deserve more that that. I’m ashamed I had voted for them but never again. Switched parties to vote for Trump. 👍🏼