NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D onald Rumsfeld said once that “you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” This is true. And it’s one reason why it’s a good idea to keep the army prepared to fight.
Pandemic response is also, in its own way, a war. The government goes to pandemic war with the public it has, not the public it wishes it had. The American public includes a wide spectrum of people in vastly different circumstances and with vastly different attitudes toward their health.
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