Government responses to emergency situations like the coronavirus outbreak can have a critical impact on the health and wellbeing of the public, and on the economy and society at large. So how have President Trump and his team responded? Will the American people benefit from or be hurt by the actions of the Trump Administration?
The actions taken by the Administration have shown leadership, have calmed the public and the markets, and have shown good decision making in a difficult situation.
The goverment has passed stimulus to support business during the pandemic
Delays, botched testing kits, infrastructure degradation, half-truths, have all put the American public at significant risk, and made the dangers of the pandemic much more real.
Trump down played the risk of a pandemic
Trump said the coronavirus was a hoax
Trump closed the pandemic response unit
Trump delayed the response too long causing the crisis
Trump lied about his knowledge of the coronavirus risk and impact
The US Health system is flawed and not value for money
Large numbers of people with no health insurance
The health system is hospital focused
Huge disparities in wealth lead to a large proportion of population much more vulnerable to any pandemic
This page was last edited on Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 09:29 UTC