This article is pretty neutral in tone, and lays out a good description of what and some possible why’s of the dismantling of the pandemic team in 2018.
For one, it had less to do with the CDC as far as I could tell. It was a NSC team. I was confusing the two. Maybe others were clearer on that point.
Congress has a bipartisan bill in the works to make such a team permanent. I am pretty sure that we could have gotten a head start with a team in place. A matter of misplaced priorities for reasons still unclear.