If the response was just gross incompetence, that I could maybe understand because the people running the show are some of the dumbest fucks to ever draw breath but it wasn't strictly incompetence but instead also a healthy dose of malice.
They knew where Covid-19 came from and it didn't come naturally from bats living in the wild.
They knew most people weren't in the slightest danger from the 'vid
They knew the masks most people wear are at best useless and at worst themselves dangerous.
They knew locking down the country wouldn't accomplish much other than sending the economy into a tailspin and scaring the shit out of the lower information voter, for the purpose of torpedoing Trump.
And now we are finding out that not only did they know that it came from the Wuhan lab but that the U.S. under the Obama-Biden administration had helped fund the very lab that the ChiComs were using to create bioweapons that were certainly intended to be used on the U.S. in the event of a war. Fauci has been repeatedly exposed as a hack and a quack who should be dispensing opioids at some free clinic in a shady neighborhood, not being treated as a serious medical professional.
In a serious country with a functioning media, this would be the scandal of the century, eclipsing Watergate. But we don't live in a serious country and haven't had a functioning media in my lifetime. We are left with Youtubers with goofy hair to expose what is going on.
Never fear, they are already prepping for the second wave of the Chinese coronavirus or some other contrived, pre-planned "crisis" to advance the cause (see: Pandemic Phase Two). By the end of summer I expect to see widespread bloodshed in urban areas and some sort of new crisis that will be used as a pretext to clamp down on freedom and pave the way for the Great Reset. By this time next year, the 2020 coronavirus might well be forgotten as our "leaders" obsess over a new "crisis".