[Ed. – According to Ron Klain, who is slated to be Biden’s chief of staff, says Obama did every possible thing wrong in dealing with the swine flu, and his decision to allow people from infected countries to enter the U.S. was gambling with our lives. It could have led to an epidemic that dwarfs the current one. In any case, what makes Rice an authority on any of this?]
… Susan Rice, slated to become the Domestic Policy Council chief if Joe Biden assumes the White House next month, is warning that COVID-19 outbreak “is not the big one” and that a future pandemic could be worse.
“In the Obama administration, as I said, we had the 2009 swine flu; we had the Ebola epidemic that could have been a global pandemic; we had the Zika virus, as you’ll remember, so we were very prime to this risk. We knew that we hadn’t had the big one,” Rice said during a virtual event organized by Stevenson University’s speaker series.
“And by the way, I hate to be a downer here, but this is not the big one, either. This, sorry, but, you know, this would be the big one if it had the kind of mortality rates that you can get with a virulent avian flu.