Today in one sentence: 

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects from the coronavirus; the Tump administration simulated a series of pandemic outbreaks from China in 2019 and found the U.S. government response was “underfunded, underprepared, and uncoordinated”; Trump claimed that “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion”; Trump promised that a therapeutic drug would be available “almost immediately” only to be contradicted minutes later by the commissioner of the FDA; Trump directed governors to obtain their own medical equipment because the federal government is “not a shipping clerk”; the CDC advised health care workers to use bandanas or scarves when face masks are not available; and the State Department warned Americans against all international travel and advised those abroad to return to the U.S. or prepare to shelter in place “for an indefinite timeframe.”

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