I agree. It just didn't need to be as bad is it is now. We as amateurs have the benefit of hindsight but I expect a lot better from the governor and the political policy he operates under.
I doubt that no amount of qualifications and experience could have foreseen the future of the pandemic and the Ukraine war. I vaguely recall that the pandemic will ease in time as the lockdowns do work. I don't recall anyone foreseeing a 3 year + timeframe. The war was to be 3 weeks according to the military experts, now its 9 months while Putin screws the poor Ukrainian people, and them and the rest of us bear economic and energy woes as we fight him. You can't predict this, if you were in a rough ballpark, that's luck, its just not possible to look ahead.