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<span class="entry-content">Public health and national security experts shake their heads when President [[:Category:Donald Trump|Donald Trump]] says the coronavirus "came out of nowhere" and "blindsided the world."
They've been warning about the next pandemic for years and criticized the Trump administration's decision in [[:Category:2018|2018]] to dismantle a [[:Category:National Security Council|National Security Council]] directorate at the
[[:Category:White House |White House]] charged with preparing for when, not if, another pandemic would hit the nation.
"It would be nice if the office was still there," Dr. [[:Category:Anthony Fauci|Anthony Fauci]], the director of the [[:Category:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease]]s at the National Institute of Health, told [[:Category:Congress|Congress]] this week. "I wouldn't necessarily characterize it as a mistake (to eliminate the unit). I would say we worked very well with that office."</span>