From the Article: "As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, it's clear that having better information sooner, and acting more quickly on what was known, could have slowed the spread of the outbreak and saved more people's lives. There may be finger-pointing about who should have done better - and President Donald Trump has already begun laying blame. But as a former naval intelligence officer who teaches and studies the U.S. intelligence community, I believe it's useful to look at the whole process of how information about diseases gets collected and processed, by the U.S. government but also by many other organizations around the world."
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