Obama Resurfaces Biden’s Year-Old Pandemic Warning

The Hill reports:

Former President Obama on Sunday called on voters to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden, sharing a tweet the former vice president posted on the same day in 2019 warning that President Trump was not prepared for a pandemic.

It was reported in March that the Obama administration had walked incoming Trump administration officials through a hypothetical scenario in which a pandemic worse than the 1918 flu shut down major cities.

The briefing on the hypothetical pandemic warned of scenarios that have since taken place during the coronavirus pandemic, including ventilator shortages. Biden’s initial tweet linked to a report by The Washington Post that warned 195 countries were unprepared for a possible pandemic, including the U.S.