Would the U.S. Health Be Ready for a Surge in Coronavirus Cases?


February 13, 2020
by Patti Neighmond
NPR Shots

In large part, of course, this has to do with funding, which is always challenging, says John Auerbach, president of Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan health research and advocacy group.
“Infectious disease outbreaks can accelerate quickly, and you don’t want to wait until you see what that is like and then say, ‘Well, now let’s begin a slow and deliberate planning process.’ You really want to get ahead of it,” he says.

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