He removed the official meant to do that…
Dr. Linda Quick
A US epidemiologist was embedded with the Chinese CDC. The Trump administration discontinued the position.
The US had been cooperating with Chinese doctors this way for 30 years.
…Quick led a program that trained Chinese epidemiologists in methods for discovering, tracking, researching, and containing diseases — like Covid-19.
She reportedly came back to the US after being told her position would be discontinued in September 2019 in part due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, and chose to return early, in July.
Once she came back to the US, she was not replaced by the US or any other foreign government, leading to a series of events that Bao-Ping Zhu, who held Quick’s position during the Obama administration, told Reuters was “heartbreaking to watch.”…
Essentially, governments around the world might have been able to begin responding in early December, when the first Chinese cases were reported, rather than in late December, when China informed the World Health Organization it had begun to notice cases of a novel illness.
Frankly, problems like this roll out weekly – if not daily – not only because the Fake President and his Bubbas have no respect for science, they’re simply too dumb to understand the role science has played in the advancement of everything from economics to healthcare.