The coronavirus pandemic caught many by surprise, and Pres. Trump famously disregarded expert warnings well after it spread across the U.S. Some Americans had spent years preparing for disasters and a potential pandemic, an approach that may look more necessary given recent deadly storms, wildfires and the coronavirus. While some “preppers” can be treated as alarmist, the number of Americans spending on disaster preparation has doubled, and some tactics for preparing at an individual level are prudent, as MSNBC’s Ari Melber explores in this special report. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 02/24/2021.
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As Trump Ignored Warnings, Some Americans Anticipated Pandemic For Years | The Beat With Ari Melber

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