May 262020

“Opinion 13:10, 25-May-2020 Translate Chomsky: Trump has led U.S. to chaos after dismantling virus-alert program with Chinese scientists By Abhishek G Bhaya” is an online article (; obtained on 5-26-2020) that began the following way:

“President Donald Trump’s systematic dismantling of the pandemic prevention machinery including the ending of joint programs with Chinese scientists on early detection of virus left the U.S. “singularly unprepared” for the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a fatally “chaotic” response, according to prominent American left-leaning intellectual Noam Chomsky.

“As soon as Trump came in, his first move was to dismantle the entire pandemic prevention machinery. At the start, defunding the Centers for Disease Control, which would deal with this. And canceling programs that were working with Chinese scientists to identify potential viruses. So the US was singularly unprepared,” the 91-year old veteran activist scholar told the Agence France Presse news agency.

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