They were not prepared for the generality, by lacking specifics. Lack of working supplies, like a stockpile that had not maintained its ventilators or inspecting them before shipment. The lack of professionalism from the bureaucracy, led by sycophants, and allowing defective equipment to be shipped to hospitals expecting to utilize that equipment is one such example. Buck stops with Trump. I watched at least three doctors in NY NY talk about the ventilators recieved from the federal stockpile that did not get used at those facilities because they all had the same defect. The federal government purchased the machines, never tested them for function, stocked them for years, and then shipped them out without knowing they were defective.That’s a generality. Be specific.
Shipping out testing kits with out of control reagents. The reagents needed to be confirmed before shipment, but were not. The receiving labs detected that the reagents were not working.
Do I need to go on and on to satisfy your desire as to how effed up the Federal response to hospital needs has been? These are the popular and well known cases. Do you want the greater dirt on this by category in a chart?