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An Unmitigated Disaster: America's Response to Covid-19 (Hardcover)

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An Unmitigated Disaster chronicles and explains the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency management expert Robert O. Schneider considers the quality of U.S. pandemic planning and preparedness; the quality and effectiveness of national, state, and local response efforts; and the performance of national leaders during this historic public health crisis. The book culminates in an assessment of how a predictable public health threat became an unprecedented health, economic, and security disaster. Schneider convincingly shows that conscious decisions were made by governmental authorities, beginning with the president, to ignore expert information and security intelligence in pursuit of other objectives. In other words, Schneider argues, if the U.S. was ill-prepared for or slow to respond to the crisis, it was because its leaders consciously chose to be ill-prepared or slow to respond. Readers will be fascinated by this behind-the-scenes expos of a pandemic year.

About the Author

Robert O. Schneider, PhD, is a political scientist with expertise in the field of emergency management. Much of his research focuses on disaster mitigation and sustainability.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440878930
ISBN-10: 1440878935
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Pages: 222
Language: English
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