Any Other President Would Have Given This Speech

From a former federal speechwriter, a speech to calm a crisis

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The Enemy


International partnership

Aid and Assistance

Time for frankness, not fear

The nature of the challenge


Numbers will climb

Vaccine not yet ready

Six initial steps we will take

Economic assistance

Needed supplies must be available

Travel and hospitality losses to mitigate

Supply chain assistance

Farm, markets, and transportation

Care of the most vulnerable citizens

My own experience and test

Kennedy’s crisis remarks

Journalist, former Capitol Hill staff (House and Senate), former Cabinet speechwriter, editor, photojournalist and bird photographer. Top Writer Quora 2016–2017

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