“It said preparation was inconsistent and underfunded, the alert system too slow and too meek, while the World Health Organization was underpowered. It concluded the response had exacerbated inequalities. ‘Global political leadership was absent’ … February 2020 was ‘a month of lost opportunity to avert a pandemic, as so many countries chose to wait and see.'” Covid pandemic was preventable, says WHO-commissioned report. (We’re a year and a half into this nightmare and there are still plenty of people waiting and seeing.)