article The US finally has “a real plan” to eradicate the pandemic, but there are still significant gaps in its strategy, experts say.
Newspaper and radio news sites are still publishing stories on the virus, while online discussion groups and blogs remain largely uninformed.
In an article published Monday, the Atlantic’s Michael Kinsley said the US has “started to take steps to try to figure out a strategy for a truly global effort” that could help contain the virus.
“But the reality is that even if this strategy is effective, there are far too many unknowns in order to really be sure that it will work,” Kinsly wrote.
The US, he added, “still has a long way to go before we’re fully prepared to take a real, concerted approach to the pandemics.”
Trump’s executive order, announced in March, gave the White House the ability to restrict travel to the US, suspend entry to citizens of seven countries, and close all US military bases in the affected countries.
“I’m just very proud of the fact that we have the courage to act on this,” Kinly wrote in his piece.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Kinslys’ column.
The US Department of Homeland Security did not respond to multiple requests for comment, as did the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A White House official said in a statement to Reuters on Monday that the Trump administration was working to implement the order “as quickly as possible.”
“We continue to encourage our citizens to remain vigilant,” the official said.
The official did not say how long the executive order would last, but it would likely be “over a year.”