“There can only be one person in charge. And that person shouldn’t be the president. Yes, have a task force, but it should only consist of leaders with genuine expertise — in infectious diseases, logistics, manufacturing, communication and so on. The person in change needs to be an expert in managing disasters. ‘You could take a senior person in industry or a retired military officer and say, “Here’s a chance to serve your country for a limited period of time,”‘ said Flournoy. ‘And then really empower that person…'”

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