FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects In July 2019

In a report, the agency said a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down.

4/10/2020 3:02:00 PM

Last summer's FEMA report is just one of the accounts issued by various government agencies and officials warning of the effects of a pandemic that the Trump administration ignored.

In a report, the agency said a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down.

Charles Krupa/APtoggle captionCharles Krupa/APA portable FEMA cot at a temporary medical facility in a gym at Southern New Hampshire University.Charles Krupa/APIn a remarkably prophetic report last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency accurately predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down.

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The warnings were contained in the2019 National Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, published last July. Its existence was first reported by E&E News.The pandemic warning was part of an array of nine scenarios that were gamed out by FEMA, including"both natural and human-caused incidents — that would most challenge the Nation's capabilities."

FEMA said the report was aimed at helping federal, state and local governments to prepare for various scenarios.Under the pandemic scenario, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detect a novel influenza virus which infects 30% of the population in the U.S. and worldwide causing severe illness.

"Conventional flu vaccines are ineffective against the current strain, and the CDC estimates that a new vaccine could be months away from mass production. Because of the pandemic, social distancing is in widespread effect," FEMA predicted."There is a shortage of medical supplies, equipment, beds, and health care workers as hospitals are quickly overwhelmed, with up to millions of individuals seeking outpatient medical care and millions more requiring hospitalization. Civil disorder contributes to the high rate of absenteeism and the overcrowding of hospitals and medical centers," the report warns.

While there have been no reports of civil disorder related to the coronavirus pandemic, most of the other predictions have proved accurate.There have been widespread reports of shortages of medical equipment including respirators, ventilators, and masks. Unemployment claims have soared as businesses across the nation have been forced to close, and it will be months, experts say, before a vaccine is developed to combat the disease.

The FEMA report is just one of a number of accounts issued by various government agencies and officials warning of the effects of a pandemic that were ignored by the Trump administration."Ultimately, the assessments will help answer the question: 'How prepared is the Nation?" FEMA wrote.

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It wasn’t a prediction, it’s a simple analysis, conducted during crimson contagion! The one thing they couldn’t predict is how dysfunctional HHS would be during this response! I wished you people would get a life. If you want to blame someone blame the Chinese. And still we did nothing. But of course, our Pandumic President did nothing.

ChrisWragge I think elizapalmer is right. Politics are bound to dominate. And I will not necessarily be defending POTUS, here on Twitter. Oh please just stop the propaganda I listen to you all the time and the slant is just unbearable now knock it off Scary. Where is their leadership Oh like there’s studies that warned us about the fallout?

Planned, not prophetic. Pretty easy to predict an event that you have a hand in making sure it happens by not replenishing emergency stockpiles.....Barry weaponized every Federal agency to act in the best interests of Iran and China...treachery from within our own government agencies... NPR is corrupt

One of the many “conspiratorial” narrative out there in the open that none is addressing openly, off the main media around us but blatantly present across various social media portals. Other accounts have details of big interests pushing an eugenic’like agenda in the background! There are career people in the EM field whos job it is to assess current readiness for all sorts of disastrous situations like this and write reports on it. I would hesitate using a click-bait tactic in this post, NPR. You are better than that.

Who’s failure is it to NOT act on the FEMA REPORT? Hold them responsible! Hospitals are generally not overwhelmed Sounds like the “deep state” knew what the hell they were talking about. Which was then ignored by the realDonaldTrump administration! So what happened to disaster preparedness, answer Trump, why plan for something that may not occur, it's bad business!

And why didn't former politicians fix the shortages prior to leaving office?! Local State Legislative Executive..... I'm sure this was reported every year. I f I predicted rain every day, I'm sure it would rain one of those days and I would right. Let's work on fixing problems NPR. I sincerely appreciate your content. Hopefully you take constructive criticism well.

Too busy chasing collision delusion! Don't blame Trump for this. It's your Leftist Chinese loving scumbags that have got us here. So then? And yet? 'That's cause they darned planned it for tyranny!' - Fox News viewers. I'm sure the analyst responsible was canned soon after. New Orleans is still waiting for help

It must have Obama appointed IG. Did the president know? When did he know it? Mr Trump was always unfit and incompetent but when he directly risks lives he must be held accountable. They predict that shit every year , fake shit news All these agencies and experts predicted medical shortages. No one listening.

This Just in: If there's a nuclear war there will mass casualties Panic and unimaginable Chaos. NO SHIT Sherlock! Im so sick of Stories and reports from a hindsight 20/20 perspective. IT EFFECTED THE WHOLE WORLD! Considering our 330 million population were doing fking Amazing!! A FEMA report from last Summer. A DHS Pandemic taskforce created by Obama. Multiple Intel briefings starting in December. Warning memos from Trump advisor Navarro. And more, all ignored by Trump. Here we are, and we didn't need to be here.

When the president can’t be bothered with intelligence reports, this is what happens. Last summer!!!!? Donnie doesn't listen to or read any reports, remember, he is a genius. HELLO, TIME TO SINK THIS UNQUALIFIED GENIUS AND HIS CESSPOOL. But no one was listening in the Trump White House.... Or, if they were, they knew not to bring it to our Narcissistinchief.

Really. Maybe Because Obama DID NOTHING TO RESTOCK, REPLENISH ANYTHING. DIDN’T CARE JUST GAVE PILES OF CASH TO IRAN. CCPVirus WarRoomPandemic DenverHowl Everyone knew except trump They also said that NPR has become worthless propaganda They All Need To Be Held Accountable How convenient for to selectively pick parts and pieces and use them to be-swage the presidents efforts to guide the nation through this epidemic. At least CNN is upfront with their treason. Your disguise is still treasonous. NPR = CNN INSTABLOCK

You seem full of hate and disdain of a man who is trying to save us from the depth of hell that has been happening under your feet wake up stop trying to protect to evil doers it's pretty clear the intention was to rob the bank and set up future deals, not lead this nation. TELL ME ABOUT THE PLACEBO Bills_Chick

Trump treated the virus warnings as if it was a young Tiffany waving her latest crayon drawing at him. This makes my blood boil! And, we're still hearing disinformation during Trump's corona virus updates. Who should report directly to the American public during the corona virus updates? This is ridiculous the same had been warned during Obama too and he depleted the national stockpile

The fact that this administration has continually shown a massive amount of incompetence should have Americans very scared. The lies, cheating, the collusion, the disaster. How much more can we take? Accountability is necessary to move forward. realDonaldTrump TrumpVirus TrumpIsALoser TrumpHasBloodOnHisHands

And they did NOTHING? EVERYBODY but DRUMPF fucking predicted this!! Obama had supplies ready and waiting, Fauci said he expected something like this to happen back in like 2017, and now FEMA comes out saying they knew it too!! WHO DROPPED THE FUCKING BALL IN BETWEEN TRUMP did. is that new? This was predicted back in 2003 by W's administration. They stockpiled masks and gowns etc, all of those were used up in 2009-2010 and not replenished. I would bet FEMA put out that same report every year, changing the date

25thAmendmentNow More cartoons like this at Really...😔 Call it what it has become, “The Trump Virus”... he has blood on his hands for his incompetency Orange Man bad. And trump did nothing and is doing nothing. Shows he cares nothing abt the country just himself

FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects Last SummerIn a remarkably prophetic report last summer, FEMA accurately predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down. Defundnpr The FEMA report is just one of a number of accounts issued by various government agencies and officials warning of the effects of a pandemic that were ignored by the Trump administration. My appointment to FEMA will be finalized within the week.

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FEMA to restrict exports of critical supplies leaving USCompanies will soon be blocked from exporting critical medical supplies needed by the US for the coronavirus response, unless the Federal Emergency Management Agency gives approval for overseas shipments, according to a federal draft regulation If that was Trump’s idea than it’s bad - if this was Democrats idea then it’s good Good - we can’t export gun parts without FTC and Comm Dept approval Have they made enough money yet? Why “soon”? Why not yesterday?

FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects Last SummerIn a remarkably prophetic report last summer, FEMA accurately predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the economy would shut down. Defundnpr The FEMA report is just one of a number of accounts issued by various government agencies and officials warning of the effects of a pandemic that were ignored by the Trump administration. My appointment to FEMA will be finalized within the week.

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