There appears to be some confusion here.
Woodard is a journalist: the US Government had access to some of the best resources and employed* thousands of the best trained medical professionals and had access to organisation like the WHO and the medical opinions of many friendly nations.
Trump was denying reality in plain sight simultaneous to a horror story unfolding in a Western democracy with no censorship of the situation (Italy, March).
Bob should write his book.
Those people downplaying the seriousness of a horrifyingly deadly outbreak *while they still had time to react* should look to their consciences.
* I don't know about now