Late-2019 Johns Hopkins Study Found U.S. Was Most Prepared Country in the World to Deal with Pandemic


USA! USA! USA! USA! Okay, it might not be the best time to beat your chest over who's the best at whatever considering there's a global pandemic currently spreading and all. But, anything to shove it in the face of the overconfident, yet ill-informed portion of the left.

Findings from a Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS) study that was released in late-2019 showed that the U.S. was the most prepared country in the world to handle a pandemic.

According to Fox News:

The Global Health Security Index was was "developed with guidance from an international panel of experts from 13 countries, with research by the Economist Intelligence Unit" from 2018 to 2019, The Washington Post reported last year. "More than 100 researchers spent a year collecting and validating publicly available data.”

At the same time, the paper noted that the U.S. score was still not perfect, and that "factors driving down the U.S. score include the risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government."

Leftist media outlet after leftist media outlet has been doing their best to steer the narrative that the U.S. was "ill-prepared" for a virus outbreak. From The Atlantic to The Guardian to the Washington Post, it seems as though the media have had a concerted effort to make the U.S. response to the virus as poor as possible.

Democracy certainly does die in darkness when the media themselves are the ones blocking the light.

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