PBS NewsHour

Why public health hasn't been a national security priority

Clip: 03/20/2020 | 7m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Should the U.S. have been better prepared for the coronavirus pandemic? Experts both inside and outside of the government have sounded the alarm for years about the possibility of a dire public health crisis. One of them was Dr. Kenneth Bernard, an epidemiologist and former special assistant on biosecurity. He joins Nick Schifrin to discuss a lack of "advance planning" and what should happen next.

Aired: 03/20/20

Rating: NR

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