Sunday, March 22, 2020
April 15-First US case of H1N1 detected April 25-WHO declares public health emergency April 26-US declares public health emergency and releases antiviral drugs from national stockpile April 28-FDA approves CDC test for H1N1; CDC releases guidelines recommending school closures May 1-CDC H1N1 tests ship June 11-WHO declares H1N1 a pandemic; CDC holds press conference July 22-clinical testing of H1N1 vaccine begins September 15-FDA approves vaccine October 5-first doses of H1N1 vaccine administered in US Late December-vaccination open to anybody who wants it You can continue reading the further response in 2010 if you'd like, but I think the point is clear. Obama did not did f--- up the H1N1 response. Trump is not doing a better job. Ten days went by from first case to emergency declaration and mobilization of US agencies. In less than a month tests were approved, produced and shipped for disease monitoring and public health experts. It took 2 months for Trump do some part of that.
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