When President Trump took office in 2017, the White House’s National
Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense
survived the transition intact. Its mission was the same as when I was
asked to lead the office, established after the Ebola epidemic of 2014. One year later, I was mystified when the White House dissolved the office, leaving the country less prepared for pandemics like covid-19.
Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Beth Cameron