by ROBERT C. HUTCHINSON, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.
Although it may not have been readily apparent in early 2020, the federal government did have a comprehensive national strategy and implementation plan for a pandemic threat. Despite having these resources and knowledge, the United States was still unprepared to effectively respond to COVID-19. This article points out the preparedness gaps and the urgency to close them before the next major public health threat.
Narrated by Randy Vivian.