One of my big concerns with items/crises like this is to try to reduce them to the fault of individual personalities...and then the logical fallacy (too simplistic), all we need to do is 'get rid' of the offenders. I also post on Quora, for example, full of avid Democrats who think we just need to get rid of Trump, problem solved. (Idea...someday ima sic you The Dark Tink and your limericks on 'em all!)
Nope ... the weaknesses are systemic. Trying to focus on internal, individual dynamics gets us nowhere, placing blame just digs us deeper. My own attempts to get past all that, i.e. see the bigger picture, I come up with the possibility that our economy is so weak and precarious anyway from the huge bubbles, that we are excessively vulnerable.
A rational, democratic government would have understood long ago from SARS, if not WWI Spanish flu + the capriciousness of Saudi Arabia/OPEC as well as many other vulnerabilities, and structured the US economy on firmer foundations. And, would have made advance (even if non-profitable) preparations for obvious threats such as pandemics.
The way forward now? THAT is difficult, I don't have the expertise to be specific. But I think good first steps do exist, and there are people with that depth of understanding...so far USA gov't has not shown its competence though. not yet.