The word “unprecedented” has been grossly over used in recent years, usually for things that were predictable and which could be reasonably anticipated over time. There have always been high CAR/CFR pandemics across history. (Case Acquisition Rate/Case Fatality Rate for those not familiar with the lingo). We just haven’t had one in a while is all.
The scary part about the statement is the admission that they don’t have a plan. That speaks volumes and tells me that they know things that the general public doesn’t know yet.