Al Jazeera  |  March 7, 2020

Matthew Kavanagh, also a global health expert at Georgetown University, added that many world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, have repeated the mistakes of their Asian counterparts.

“We had an opportunity to really robustly get out there … Instead, Trump focused on a policy that was purely containment – keeping it out of the US through travel bans and quarantine,” Kavanagh said.

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