I’ll just give the Canadian perspective.
On one hand, I am amazed at the level of cooperation between the politicians, health authorities, and citizens while trying to work through a solution to this mess. This is how we really should be doing things on so many other issues.
On the other hand, we Canadians were not prepared for something like this — even though the scientists had been saying for years something like this could happen. Like nearly all other western nations, we did not stockpile the necessary supplies.
It seems you know more about the details of this pandemic more than I. So maybe you can answer this question: Why are we not doing more testing? All your recommendations are so worthy, yet the testing kits seem so limited — at least to your reasonable recommendations. The mass media I’ve been following seems not to be investigating this part of the crisis, instead putting the blame on political decisions.
As I say this, my home town of Brooks Alberta is reaching a 10% Covid-19 infectivity rate. When the virus hit the meat packing plant, the virus went exponential in a hurry. The provincial government has put a priority on testing in my town. But people from surrounding cities are driving to Brooks to get tested because Brooks has opened the testing doors to anyone who wants a test. Why can’t these people get tested in their own city?