CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our [Obama] administration, our last administration, we created that office to better respond to future global threats after the Ebola crisis of 2014. It was designed for exactly this scenario, but for some reason I still don’t understand President Trump eliminated that office two years ago. Look, here’s the bottom line. We have to do what’s necessary to beat the challenge, beat this challenge sooner rather than later. We will beat it. I assure you, if we wait for it to worsen, then scramble to catch up, the human and economic toll will grow faster, larger and more dangerous.”

-Joe Biden as quoted by Rev, “Joe Biden Speech Transcript on Coronavirus: March 12, 2020,” rev.com, Mar. 12, 2020