First and most important: set up clear lines of communications between all the entities concerned. Then formulate plans for managing resources likely needed in a pandemic: PPE, reagents, swabs ventilators and testing machines. The Federal Government should have had agreements with providers of all these materials. Third, set up triage procedures for when critical resources run out.Since you would have had no idea what form the next pandemic would have taken, what action would you have proposed?
Perhaps most troubling is that we have no clear national directive/control for pandemic disasters. Just a bunch of local and state public health entities. Without getting into the Herculean task of reorganizing the entire public health sphere, we should have set up procedures to try an coordinate all of the local and state activity. It is unconscionable that we have had one state bidding against another for badly needed PPE and supplies.