Ill prepared is only part of it.
We have known a pandemic was coming. We’ve had plenty of them (SARS, MERS, HIV, Avian Flu, Swine flu). We know the next one is already on the way.
It is the government’s prime job to be prepared, look ahead, and protect the population.
They have an army of experts, a bunch of civil servants watching for signs of a pandemic, they held a big investigation in 2017 (The Cygnus Investigation) concerning our preparedness for a pandemic.
Reports came in from Wu Han.
Reports came in from the WHO.
Reports came in from Italy.
Reports came in from India.
The complacency and ineptitude continues. They don’t even learn!!
Track and Trace – still isn’t working!!
Border closing – still too late!!
Border procedures – woeful!!