There are lessons to be learned from the US government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky, who has steered the health-care behemoth as it pursues a vaccine to combat the disease.
President Donald Trump contracting Covid-19 “demonstrates that we’re all vulnerable and we still all need to be very vigilant and diligent in the action we’re taking to prevent this virus from spreading any further,” Gorsky said on Friday in an interview on The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg Television.
When asked by Carlyle Group Inc. co-founder Rubenstein if the White House and U.S. health agencies should have approached the pandemic differently, Gorsky said, “almost all of us have underestimated the dramatic impact of this outbreak.”
“But there are lessons to be learned,” Gorsky said. “Going forward, we’re going to understand much better that if we don’t have global