Against that background, the prospect of launching a large-scale national plan was losing favor, said one public health expert in frequent contact with the White House’s official coronavirus task force.
On April 27, Trump stepped to a podium in the Rose Garden, flanked by members of his coronavirus task force and leaders of America’s big commercial testing laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, and finally announced a testing plan: It bore almost no resemblance to the one that had been forged in late March, and shifted the problem of diagnostic testing almost entirely to individual states.
Under the plan released that day, the federal government would act as a facilitator to help increase needed supplies and rapidly approve new versions of diagnostic-testing kits. But the bulk of the effort to operate testing sites and find available labs fell to the states.
看到这里，想起那本关于二战时期的书，The Washington War：FDR's Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won World War II.
有没有Leadership在大难中最容易显现。想起Doris Goodwin 的书：Leadership： In Turbulent Times，试图通过历史上四位总统Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson 成长背景，政治生涯的挫折起伏，和最终在面对历史性的挑战时如何应对，来展现领导力的形成和发挥。