As the global pandemic winds down, President Donald Trump will likely take a more hands-off approach with the pandemic.
A new report by CTC Engineering and the Center for American Progress found that Trump will use a similar strategy to his predecessors to handle the pandemics effects.
“President Trump will rely on his national security team to assist him in responding to the pandemergency, and will take advantage of a new national security strategy to make it a top priority to address COVID prevention and response, the report said.
The president will prioritize his first 100 days to implement his first major domestic initiative, the “Emergency Response and Prevention Act,” which aims to “promote the use of technology to better identify and eliminate threats to the national security of the United States,” according to the report.
Trump will use this information-sharing and technology strategy to ensure that the federal government is prepared to tackle the pandemaker quickly and efficiently.
The act was passed on Feb. 6, 2018, but only passed after Trump signed an executive order on April 30, 2020.
On that day, Trump ordered an executive action to boost the COVID surveillance capabilities of the federal Government to combat the pandemia.
He then signed an order on March 12, 2020, to give the heads of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department for Health and Human Services authority to create an interagency COVID response team to support emergency response efforts.
Under the executive order, the agency heads are given “authority to conduct investigations, gather information, and conduct surveillance of potentially high-risk cases in order to identify, identify, and mitigate COVID outbreaks,” according the report by the Center.
Trump has said that he will use the emergency declaration to increase surveillance of potential cases, as well as investigate suspected cases and prosecute those who may be responsible for spreading the disease.
He has also said that the declaration will allow for the “fast and humane deployment of the National Security Agency’s National Cyber Security Center, the National Cyber Operations Center, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Center,” the report added.
The President has also used this declaration to further accelerate the implementation of the COIDs Emergency Declaration, and to provide a framework for his team to use COIDS to protect the nation,” the CTP report added, pointing to Trump’s executive order and the administration’s “urgent and unprecedented efforts to implement the declaration.”