From the GAO blog, this excellent article titled The Coronavirus Response: Lessons Learned from The Past
Category Archives: Coronavirus
How Not to Communicate
From the WashPost: Trump is breaking every rule in the CDC’s 450-page playbook for health crisis. The communication chaos on coronavirus is eroding the most powerful weapon we have: Public trust
FEMA and Natural Disasters
From WashPost: FEMA Struggles With Sprawling Crisis as Season of Natural Disasters Lurks. And it threatens to swamp the agency.
From RAND and via Georgetown Journal of International Affairs: What Can FEMA Learn from the Historic 2017 Hurricane and Wildfire Seasons?
We Could Have Seen This Coming!
Article in TheGuardian: Trump Cuts Undermine Coronavirus Containment; Watchdog Report. Direct link to the report: An Embattled Landscape Series, Part 2a: Coronavirus and the Three-Year Trump Quest to Slash Science at the CDC
Here is another example of short-sightedness See this account from Politico: DHS wound down pandemic models before coronavirus struck. A vital modeling program was sidelined amid a bureaucratic battle, former officials say, leaving U.S. less prepared to face the virus.
“What Lessons Will We Learn from the Coronavirus Crisis?”
From the Wash Post: What lessons will we learn from the coronavirus crisis?
Interesting to contemplate what changes might occur and which ones might be permanent.
New CNN Article About FEMA’s Role in COVID-19 Support
FEMA mobilizes to respond to coronavirus pandemic
Covid-19 Agency Responsibilities Infographic
From HSToday this Inforgraphic on Agency Responsibilities: Coronavirus Responsibilities: Which Agency Is Tasked with Doing What
How the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Will Impact Disaster Relief Fund
Advice from Harvard Univ. for Leaders
As of March 13: This 6-page document: Twenty Things for Organizational Leaders to Know about COVID-19
Pandemic Simulation Was Remarkably Real
From Politico, this article re staff at CSIS who prepared a pandemic scenario a year ago. Here are details of that event, which closely resembles what we are dealing with currently re COVID-19.
See: We Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic. Here’s What Policymakers Could Have Seen Coming. “Last year we ran a disaster scenario shockingly similar to the news now. Here’s what experts realized the world is getting wrong, and how they can fix it.”