Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 2 months ago

Is the United States proactive or retroactive when it comes to natural disasters and pandemics?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    BOTH... IT depends on what the problem is and what is happening..

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  • steve
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Definitely retroactive.

    Until about 12 days ago Trump was telling the world Covid-19 was a Democrat hoax?????

    Too late to react now America has the biggest number of infections in the world and the third largest death toll.

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  • 2 months ago

    Primarily it is reactive, it waits for something to hit first, and then they start a mad scramble.

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  • 2 months ago

    Both.  Being pro-active is limited in scope by definition, since one cannot protect against everything.  One cannot have treatments or vaccines for diseases that have not appeared yet.

    Being prepared to react is something that is much more practical.

    Even then, preparations can be overwhelmed by something huge, like the novel coronavirus.

    The Trump-hating dumbmasses who rant hysterically about Trump's actions are only doing so for political gain and because their impotent imbecility needs venting.

    They have no valid or honest complaints. 

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    well, you cant live in fear and hide from everything .. the US can mount a response to things like no other, that is the lesson to be learned from freedom ..

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  • 2 months ago

    "Reactive" would be the word you're looking for, and yes, that's the one that applies here.  

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  • Mog
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Retroactive. America is always retroactive. Because preparing for something might just cost a few dollars of the profits. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Who's the first country to help when a country faces a natural disaster?

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  • 2 months ago

    Relative to what standard? Other nations, or some arbitrary notion of absolute perfection? 

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