Covid-19 hit like a thunderbolt beginning in January 2020. Life has changed in unimaginable ways, but providing practical solutions has always been the spirit of the resilient human race. Clearly, the coping mechanisms are far better and sophisticated now than during the 1918 influenza pandemic that lasted for nearly three years infecting nearly a third of the global population and consumed over 20 million lives. Robust global information networks, better financial resources and allocation methods, and drug research and delivery are expected to facilitate coping mechanisms to develop faster and contain the damage. The disappointing item is the absence of a concerted global action plan.