Never Waste a Good Crisis? Pandemic Preparedness and Presidential Crisis Management
This lecture takes a comparative look at pandemic preparedness and presidential crisis management regarding pandemics. How well had past administrations prepared the United States and to what degree is failed presidential leadership to blame for the extent of the current pandemic? Would a different type of crisis management have secured Donald Trump's reelection? Major crises also offer the chance for major reforms. What lessons for presidential crisis management might be learned so that this crisis is not "wasted".