The report says that the city had a supply of N-95 masks that had already expired years earlier and found dysfunction and no city-wide plan for dealing with a pandemic.
In the report, Stringer says that the planning didn't get into gear until February 2020 at the earliest.
"The best they had was a draft plan from 2013. A plan that was never finished for seven years," Stringer said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio responded at a briefing Wednesday, saying that there is no way to fully understand a global pandemic until you're in it and that no one anticipated anything like this.
De Blasio also cited a lack of leadership at the federal level.
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