I think it’s becoming increasingly obvious we have been lied to by governments throughout this crisis, in an effort to cover up utter incompetence. Sadly, there is no reason to suspect their ongoing response to this crisis will be any better than it has been so far, and most likely will cause a great depression.
We have incredibly sophisticated genome analysis ability, we can sequence the genome of a new organism in a matter of days. Chinese scientists had sequenced the SARS-Cov-2 genome by January 1, and a scientist in Seattle was warning about it’s pandemic ability in mid January. The fact it was called SARS should have been a clue.
Nobody gave a fuck, China has it under control, the WHO said it couldn’t be transmitted person to person, there’s only a few cases outside China, etc. It would lead you to believe that governments knew exactly how this would unfold, and also knew there was fuck all they could realistically do about it.