In a remarkably prophetic report last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency accurately predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down.
The warnings were contained in the 2019 National Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, published last July. Its existence was first reported by E&E News.
The pandemic warning was part of an array of nine scenarios that were gamed out by FEMA, including “both natural and human-caused incidents — that would most challenge the Nation’s capabilities.”
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