It is very easy to prepare for many things Paul, an invasion by aliens, an astereoid hit, the return of the Annunnaki, nuclear war with North Korea, global warming, global cooling, or the reversal of the magnetic poles.
An infectious disease however requires very specific measures to combat it. So until we know what the disease is we cannot prepare. Were we able to do so, and the will to take the required measures existed there would be no pandemics. But as I said no two pandemics are the same. While people are askig why we were not prepared for COVID — 19, with plenty of respirators, face masks, personal protection equipment, pop up hospitals (which are now standing empty having admitted NO patients at all from the day they opened BTW, nobody is talking about the other pandemic that has been raging all around us, killing far more people than COVID — 19. That is of course diabetes, which according to the WHO caused 1.7 million deaths in 2018, and yet the remedy is very simple and costs nothing. All people have to do is cut down drastically on carbs especially white sugar and sweet, fizzy drinks.
Would your desire to signal your virtue not be better deployed in lobbying people to deal with that pandemic rather than complaining about unpreparedness for something nobody could have known was coming.