I'm not forgiving any Administration here, but it's been decades since a serious pandemic in the 1st World had occurred and overreactions are in some respects "normal". Trump's direction was given to him by advisors - some with highly vested interests - and down the road we went as a nation. We now have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight to review history - not revise it - and yes, it doesn't look well for either Administration.
The issue to me isn't this present nonsense. The horse is well out of the Barn, and proven liability for the pandemic will never see the light of justice. Just like the 2006-2011 Great Recession, we never did see any of the main players of the catastrophe do a perp walk, did we? The problem is how hysterical the debate has been with one side refusing to consider beneficial natural immunity, the harm that masking and Social Distancing has done to a generation, and the firing/de-platforming/even bankrupting countless American's because essentially the media went all "Orange Man Bad" from day 1. COVID-19 was a hard flu at best, and with co-morbidities a very dangerous disease to get. If you dared to disagree with what we know today as fact, your a MAGA lunatic. Disagreeing with the narrative meant double masked fringe types shrieking at your place of work, church, or neighborhood trying to force you to conform OR ELSE. When you hear vintage 2020-2021 recordings of "experts" who talk about "settled science" and "no debate about it" they sound like political tools, not medical scientists as each and every "conspiracy theory" is being proven correct. The media should - but won't - be ignored from this point forward as they have become the primary purveyor as well as the self appointed judge of what is and isn't misinformation.
P.S. I'm not wading in on the Ivermectin / alternative medicine debate either. If someone wants to ingest this stuff for reasons of their own making, IDK. It's just like using Alcohol of Cannabis - if you're OK with those, you must remain consistent and be OK with how others wish to treat COVID-19 in their own way.