This is a very lengthy article I have barely started
What I have gathered from the comments over these threads is that,
the US could have done more.
What we are not hearing is exactly what, could have been done.
not referencing anyone in particular just people in general
As part of this article states it's up to the Government to have a strategic plan for pandemic preparedness.
World leaders did meet, in New York previous to the virus outbreak, but I feel their main emphasis was on the economy and how much they could profit on vaccines and not enough emphasis on the health aspect of a pandemic .
Proof of that statement would be in the circus mentality at hospitals and with the CDC and WHO changing guidelines and beliefs in how the virus behaved
If the Government would have conducted themselves in the beginning as a strict parent would have with no debate on decisions made back in Jan-March, we may not have had as many deaths or positive cases.
Authority is in fear of the masses crying freedom that they walk on tiptoes
Preparedness comes from the participation from the whole-of-society
That society must have a leader
The following is part of the article I am referring to
3.1. National preparedness and response as a whole-of-society responsibility
A whole-of-society approach to pandemic influenza preparedness emphasizes the significant roles played not only by the health sector, but also by all other sectors, individuals, families, and communities, in mitigating the effects of a pandemic. Developing capacities for mitigating the effects of a pandemic, including robust contingency and business continuity plans is at the heart of preparing the whole of society for a pandemic. Activities such as capacity development, planning, coordination, and communication are cross-cutting and require action by all parties
3.1.1. Government leadership
While all sectors of society are involved in pandemic preparedness and response, the national government is the natural leader for overall coordination and communication efforts. In its leadership role, the central government should:
identify, appoint, and lead the coordinating body for pandemic preparedness and response; enact or modify legislation and policies required to sustain and optimize pandemic preparedness, capacity development, and response efforts across all sectors;
prioritize and guide the allocation and targeting of resources to achieve the goals as outlined in a country's Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan;
provide additional resources for national pandemic preparedness, capacity development, and response measures; and
consider providing resources and technical assistance to countries experiencing outbreaks of influenza with pandemic potential