He was at the heart of the federal government's response to the H5N1 or "bird flu" outbreak in 2009, and came up with the plan to deal with pandemics in the United States that is still being used today.
Former Utah Governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt is uniquely qualified to provide prospective on the current coronavirus pandemic.
FOX 13's Bob Evans sat down with him and asked him three questions:
- How has the inability to screen enough people in the United States for coronavirus hindered the response to this pandemic?
- How do politicians, health officials and the media walk the fine line of informing the public without creating more hysteria?
- Where do you see the coronavirus pandemic going?
Watch the full interview below: