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The White House ignored a literal 'pandemic playbook' as it struggled to mount its coronavirus fight

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The White House ignored a literal 'pandemic playbook' as it struggled to mount its coronavirus fight
The White House has a color-coded, 69-page instruction manual for fighting pandemics, and had President Trump's staff used it, Politico reports, the 'playbook would have been especially useful in helping to drive the administration's response to coronavirus, given that it was intended to guide urgent decisions and coordinate the all-of-government approach that Trump so far has struggled to muster.' It would have advised action in mid-January to procure medical supplies, activate relevant agencies, and craft a unified communication strategy. The National Security Council document, known as 'the pandemic playbook,' was compiled in 2016 to provide instructions for an expeditious, full-government...
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