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Weakening Our Defenses: How the Trump Administration's Deregulatory Push Has Exacerbated the Covid-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "This report reviews the major categories of risk factors for Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and catalogues some of the most egregious regulatory decisions during the Trump administration that likely have already begun to exacerbate those risk factors. Even before the pandemic, those regulatory decisions collectively were already causing dire consequences for public health and safety, the environment, and economic conditions--but we now know that those regulatory decisions have likely also increased our collective susceptibility to Covid-19. In short, the rash of harmful deregulation that has broken out since the start of the Trump administration has been, in many ways, a likely harbinger of the U.S. outbreak of Covid-19."

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2020-07
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2020 Institute for Policy Integrity
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