There's almost no way to really help a situation after it has been allowed to get out of control. This country has some of the world's smartest people and that intelligence should be used and funded in order to make sure that pandemics don't happen and that we are prepared to deal with biological warfare. We still continue to fight the last war and it is killing us. Also we allow drug companies to dictate what treatments are available after we have spent tax money to basically underpin the creation of the drugs. Not smart.