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FEMA Is Now in Charge of the Federal Coronavirus Response

Finally, adult crisis leadership!

Just saw this tweet from the FEMA administrator, Peter Gaynor:

.@fema is now leading federal operations for #COVID19 on behalf of the @WhiteHouse. As of this morning, we have fully integrated the @HHSGov Crisis Action Task Force and other federal partners with our National Response Coordination Center operations.

The only problem is, Pete, now you have to stand next to President Trump and correct him -- if you dare to do so. 

I'm also reminded of the old saying, "When you find yourself riding a dead horse, dismount!" 


Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.