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I get what you're saying, though I'm looking at it from the angle of a smaller privileged population in Western nations being shocked/regulated into an existentialist mindset analogous to that of the underprivileged nations, who have a sangfroid nonchalant approach to daily desperation and shitty options.
Also the State's hysteria concerning economic depression displayed the significance of the libidinal economy to the capitalist consumerism machine and how dependent it is on marketing illusionary desires and needs to fuel its voracious accumulation of wealth for the few.
All up, covid19 has been a refreshing and much needed assault by nature upon a destructive social virus called capitalism which is killing the planet.