Restructuring The Federal Response To A Pandemic

When Covid-19 began to spread in the United States, the federal government largely left the states to execute Covid-19 control plans individually. Where national mandates and regulations were needed, the federal government failed to deliver. States created their own plans for overcoming Covid-19 and returning to normal life, all of which resulted in inefficiency and case increases. 

This was not the sole option. The federal government has the legislative and constitutional authority to dictate how the US would control Covid-19. They instead allowed the fractured response that occurred. Federal bodies must levy their governing powers to stop Covid-19 and create a national public health system for the future.

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