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Inefficient, Ineffective, and Inequitable: The Trump Administration's Failed Response to the Coronavirus Crisis   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Executive Summary: "This report describes some of the Select Subcommittee's key findings during its first six months. In that time, the Subcommittee launched 30 investigations--many of them ongoing-- sent more than 120 letters, and reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents. The Subcommittee held 15 public hearings and briefings with senior Administration officials, experts in public health and economics, and Americans personally impacted by the pandemic. The Subcommittee also published seven staff reports detailing its initial findings. The Select Subcommittee's findings demonstrate that the Trump Administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic is among the worst failures of leadership in American history. The virus is a global scourge, but it has been an American fiasco, killing more people in the United States than in any other country. President Trump's decision to mislead the public about the severity of the crisis, his failure to listen to scientists about how to keep Americans healthy, and his refusal to implement a coordinated national plan to stop the coronavirus have all contributed to devastating results: more than 227,000 Americans dead, more than 8.8 million Americans infected, and a dangerous virus that continues to spread out of control nine months after it reached our nation's shores. The Trump Administration's failure to contain the coronavirus also exacerbated and extended an economic collapse of historic proportions, with tens of millions of Americans losing their jobs and at least six million Americans falling into poverty."

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2020-10
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Public Domain
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U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis: https://coronavirus.house.gov/
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