March 10 2020 2:32pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Man who lead U.S. Ebola response calls failure to institute widespread virus testing a ‘fiasco’

During a Tuesday House Homeland Subcommittee hearing on the COVID-19 response, Ronald Klain, who previously lead the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic under then-President Barack Obama, said that the Trump administration’s July 2018 dismantling of the pandemic preparedness and response operation inside the National Security Council has contributed to producing “uneven results” in the U.S. novel coronavirus response. Klain said this contributed to what he called the “largest fiasco” in American response – the failure to properly introduce widespread COVID-19 testing.

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