US officials were too stingy at the dawn of the epidemic, but now that the country is in disaster, they still have to inject money into healthcare.
This was told by the director of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, speaking in Congress.
So far, there are over 2.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and the number of deaths has reached 123 thousand. He lamented that for a long time the basic public health opportunities were underfunded.
At the city, state, and country levels, the healthcare system was faced with a crisis of data analysis, human resources, and emergency response capabilities.
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“We did our best to cope with this virus, and the reality is that it has brought this country to its knees,” the official complained, adding that “one small virus” would ultimately cost the United States $ 7 trillion.