Well, don't you think they should have planned for the possibility of a pandemic years ago in the largest city in the US with politicians who believe in open borders. They should have stocked warehouses with sufficient medical supplies, ICU beds, ventilators, masks, and emergency plans to deal with a pandemic. They failed completely, and now are first blaming others and then second crawling on their knees for the rest of the states to bail them out.
Resources are limited so you have to take care of what seems to be the most pressing need.
You may as well say the entire world has failed to prepare for an alien invasion or a massive asteroid hitting us. I mean, how many different sorts of catastrophes can we actually plan for and fund when they are just going to be sitting on the sidelines "just in case".
The entire world is in the same position. Sometimes life punches you in the face when you aren't expecting it and you've got to do your best to get back up.