Jared Kushner's COVID-19 Brainstorms Stole Time From Scientists Racing The Clock: Report - 2020-04-04
A parallel COVID-19 strategy run by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has sucked valuable time from health experts scrambling to respond to the surging pandemic and save lives, sources have told The Washington Post.
Comments and requests from President Donald Trump's son-in-law that task force members felt compelled to respond to — no matter how "ill-conceived" — set them even further back on an already-delayed path, according to the Post.
The Kushner complication has been just one of a series of stumbles that hampered the U.S. response to COVID-19, costing the country its most valuable weapon in a fight against any pandemic: time, according to a scathing chronology of the battle by the Post. Though the U.S. has the wealth and knowledge to conquer a disease, it has been plagued by the president's time-costing denial of the threat, a subsequent sluggish response, and a lack of efficient management, the newspaper reported.