One of the reasons of the lack of action could be that the organization in charge should be completely independent and should only consist of medical trained people: epidemiolgists and virologists.
It are those people who should give advice independant of political, etical, majority or religuous influences.
My impression is that from the outstart it was almost immediatly known, that for this virus there existed no medicine and no vaccin. If that is the case all the bells should ring and that did not happen.
Another issue is, that in this case, people can have the virus, have no symptons but can de infectious and spread the virus. This can have alarming results because it can spread rapidly all over the world.
My understanding is that the WHO is in sort of all sorts of health issues, all sorts of diseases including famine. The CDC is specific for infectious diseases and is IMO the most important company to take the lead.
In fact in each country you should have a CDC like organization who should be in charge for all infectious related diseases.
In Belgium there is a central oranization in charge for your medical record. This is the organization who should be incharge to control the track and trace app. See: 5.1 Tracing app - purpose - your medical record
3. What actions to take - how to prevent spreading.
My understanding is that the coronavirus only spreads by the mouth of infected people via particles (fluids) which contain the coronavirus.
I expect that there are two types that people can become infected:
The main strategies to prevent spreading are (in random order):
The point is: I want that and I don't think of any reason why most people don't want that.
In fact contact tracing should become enforced in order to eradicate the disease as afast as possible.
Contact tracing has two aspects:
Already here you can see that the application is user (application) independent, because the appliction should monitor all 110 participants, independent if the user is a pupil or a teacher.
To identify the closest distance identifies two events: An entry point and an exit point.
It should be emphasized that the organization in charge is the same as the organization that handles all your medical records. This is in fact your own personal doctor. It is this person in fact which informs that you have been in close contact which some one who has the virus and who is in charge that you get tested.
when the result is positif, he will inform you and is incharge that you have to go into a hospital. At the same he sends you a request to ask for more technical information about the persons you were in close contact.
The reason is because this whole process is very personal and very penetrating. To receive information of this sort can olso raise other physical or social issues, which each have to be treated, primarily in a safe and private environment.
It should also be mentioned that in this whole process no social media or any big data companies are involved. If these companies want to endorse this whole process there are many ways to donate money privately.
In Belgium your own "Summarized Electronic Health Record" is called "Sumehr"
In Belgium the organization in charge of your medical record is called Vitalink (www.vitalink.be).
The question this what is your strategy to go back to normal? But even more important is the question when.?
The general answer is: a certain region can go back to normal, and lift certain or all the actions imposed, when there are no new corona cases detected in a period of 2 weeks.
However that may be not always the case. Two specific situations are:
This type of advice is not very wise. In fact all 'medical consultants' should have adviced, to use a mouth piece.
Specific when it became known, that infected people can be unaware that they can infect other people.
At the same time they should also have adviced to make more mouth protection.