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National Security State Left US Defenseless Against Coronavirus

Responsibility for pandemic preparation was privatized under the Obama and Trump administrations. It·s time to face down the national security state that wasted trillions on imperial wars and abandoned Americans to fight coronavirus alone.

by Gareth Porter Posted on April 08, 2020

Donald Trump’s failure to act decisively to control the coronavirus pandemic has likely made the Covid-19 pandemic far more lethal than it should have been. But the reasons behind failure to get protective and life-saving equipment like masks and ventilators into the hands of health workers and hospitals run deeper than Trump’s self-centered recklessness.

Both the Obama and Trump administrations quietly delegated state and local authorities with the essential national security responsibility for obtaining and distributing these vital items. The failure of leadership was compounded the lack of any federal power center that embraced the idea that guarding for a pandemic was at least as important to national security as preparing for war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you want to really know how irrelevant you were, and are, to both the previous and current Administrations, just take a look at how this pandemic is being handled, and the "decisions" which led up to this utterly disgusting national failure of preparation.

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