From Politico, this article re the fumbling and stumbling in relief and recovery efforts:
Backlash grows as pandemic relief stumbles. And lawmakers are getting anxious as problems crop up in the recovery effort.
Update: Federal watchdogs name top staffer to oversee pandemic response. The committee tapped Robert Westbrooks, a veteran inspector general, as the committee’s executive director.
Let’s hope the new watchdog can succeed in improving response and recovery.
As cited in HSNews this report from GA Tech: Modify Hurricane Relief Strategies, National Academies Report Recommends.
Alleviating suffering more effectively in the wake of hurricanes may require a shift in relief strategies. In the immediate aftermath, relief agencies rush in survival supplies like water, food, medicine, and blankets. But instead of prioritizing and maintaining the relief supply chains, a transition to restoring a place’s normal supply infrastructure could help more people more quickly.