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America Is Not Set Up For This

Experts have been predicting a global flu pandemic for years

So why was the U.S. so unprepared for coronavirus?

  • Michael Hobbes
  • HuffPost

By the last week of January, Rob DeLeo knew it was going to get bad.

“I was having breakfast with my partner and I said, ‘We should get some extra food because we’re going to be inside for awhile,’” said DeLeo, a Bentley University professor who has been studying America’s political response to…

Over the next two weeks, as he began preparing for a lengthy period of self-isolation, he was struck how calm political leaders seemed to be.

The coronavirus was never mentioned at the…

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