Coverage of COVID-19 reminds me so much of the Ebola freakout in 2014 that Republicans used to their electoral advantage. Except that in those days we had a competent POTUS in charge who didn’t gut our entire disease response infrastructure

@Karoli What a difference a few years makes. Ebola was concerning. But not one person I knew actually felt frightened, just cautious. Based on the data we now have #Covid19usa is on track to touch every part of our country.

The difference? Management. Obama admin was on top of it even before it got close to US. Opposed to magical thinking - ignoring for a couple of months, calling it a hoax, then “it’s going away like a miracle” just wait.

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