For nearly two years, we’ve been investigating the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve uncovered thousands of records and created a timeline that shows early communications and confusion about the coronavirus.…
For nearly two years, we’ve been investigating the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve uncovered thousands of records and created a timeline that shows early communications and confusion about the coronavirus.
Robert Kadlec, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, replied, “Is this true?! If so we have a huge [hole in] our quarantine and screening effort.” Image
March 14, 2020: Emails we obtained show the Trump White House omitted a line about wearing masks from postcards sent to U.S. households.…
April 13, 2020: A representative from a credit union expressed frustration about not being able to submit PPP loan applications through the online portal, and wrote that no one from the SBA was able to assist. “We have lost faith in the entire program/process at this point.”
Learn more about what we’ve uncovered about testing, the Veterans Affairs Covid-19 response, and early confusion in the states here:…

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