As President Donald Trump continues to deflect blame for the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States…former President Barack Obama already had a plan in place to fight highly contagious diseases.
In December of 2014, right after the Ebola crisis threatened the world, Obama spoke at the National Institutes of Health and praised their work in preventing that particular health crisis.
In his speech, President Obama laid out the importance of having an infrastructure in place for the entire world, in case a new type of flue should ever materialize.
The funding we’re asking for is needed to keep strengthening our capacity here at home so we can respond to any future Ebola cases. It’s needed to help us partner with other countries to prevent and deal with future outbreaks and threats before they become epidemics. We’re lucky with H1N1 that it did not prove to be more deadly. We can’t say we’re lucky with Ebola because obviously it’s having a devastating effect in West Africa, but it is not airborne in its transmission. There may and likely will come a time which we have both an airborne disease that is deadly, President Barack Obama said.
WATCH HIS 2014 WARNING SPEECH BELOW: