‘Preparedness is a choice. And poor preparedness is a choice.’ — Meet the government official who created the pandemic playbook that Trump chose to ignore.

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In US news and current events today, the United States is struggling with the coronavirus crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the Trump administration has handled the situation.

Hear from Jeremy Konyndyk, the former Director of Foreign Disaster Assistance USAID with the Obama administration, about how he helped create a playbook for how to handle future pandemics such as COVID-19. When the coronavirus began to spread from China, Trump chose to ignore the preparedness measures that were outlined in the playbook document.

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