Ah the virus isn't necessarily the most lethal virus out there but it does do something that I believe is more important. It exposes the fail flaw in the two countries and have arguably shown that neither nation is willing to have the humility and honesty to address this flaw. This flaw is pride for the most part. Pride in that they saw China in the midst of the virus and instead of sympathy for there plight or even a helping hand, they choose to laugh and adopt a belief that this contagion will not reach them while looking down on China like a bunch of school yard bullies kicking the geek on the ground. When the pandemic did reach them due to there carelessness, instead of drawing up a real plan of attack and show China how it ought to be done (I mean as 'democracies', surely they must be more prepared then those dirty 'commies'), they choose to take the situation lightly (and in Trumps case, actively play it down to not cause a panic or so he says), hence when the virus got out of control and started to infect people in such speeds that is almost beyond ridiculous and kill more people in a week then the entire time that the virus manage to kill in China, they choose to point fingers at China and try to blame them for all sort of problems that ultimately comes off as a brat that didn't what they want. True they would muddle though eventually (however long that it takes), but they ultimately will take severe loses in terms of economy and loses in human life while doing so and ultimately come out weaker and more divided as a result, which isn't going to be a good combination in a recession/depression that is now under way.I think you're exaggerating the situation.
Yes, India and the USA have serious issues.
But COVID is not actually that deadly, so they'll muddle through.