I'm not saying Trump, Fauci, Birx, etc. handled things properly but the primary reason for the drop in GDP was the shutdown/lockdowns that were directly caused by wildly inflated and universally inaccurate testing methods resulting in case numbers that weren't even close. So who's out there making the push for shutdowns and lockdowns? STILL?
Hint - it's not the Republicans, and you're smart enough to figure out why the other side is doing what they're doing.
The vacuum is the lack of a national strategy.
Of course the states are able to do as they choose.
Had a national strategy where governors from all states worked with experts for have a cohesive plan it would have been better than the chaos failure we have now.