He is right - but I think action was taken. As I said last night, the Netflix documentary Pandemic was made before Coronavirus occured. You should watch it, there is lots of examples of work that is done by companies & people around the world.
It follows several people all around the world in the efforts to track influenza and stop pandemics if they can. They are in caves catching bats and testing them, they catch ducks every 6 months before they fly to another continent. There is lot's of measures in place. My feeling here is the WHO did not fully push China early enough, and then it was too late.