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Except that cutting off our ability to respond to a pandemic is exactly what he did.
When the Ebola outbreak struck west Africa in 2013, the PRU was mobilized to put a plan into place to deal with its arrival in the US months ahead of time. This included routing planes through specific airports, setting up testing sites around the country, training thousands of responders to work both in the US and abroad, and stockpiling and setting up plans to distribute PPE and other necessary equipment. Compare that to the current situation, where federal agencies were ordered to not do anything even after cases of Covid infection were detected in the country and reports that contradicted the president's delusional statements were classified.