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Opinion: The Trump administration’s pandemic response is structured to fail

The Regulatory Review, May 19, 2020 (Opinion)

May 19, 2020

Opinion: The Trump administration’s pandemic response is structured to fail

Alejandro E. Camacho, UCI Law professor and Robert L. Glicksman write, “Much of the discussion of the Trump Administration’s failed handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on its delayed, and then insufficiently urgent, response, as well as the President’s apparent effort to talk and tweet the virus into submission. … But the bungled initial response—or lack of response—was made immeasurably worse by the Administration’s confused and confusing allocation of authority to perform or supervise tasks essential to reducing the virus’s damaging effects. Those mistakes hold important lessons.”