This is what a totalitarian takeover looks like. You are living through it: a time of revelations.
Every day new restrictions, new bans, new government powers - one leads on to the next, reacting to the reactions; change piled-upon change: no end in sight.
The mass public keen for more and more of their own oppression - because of fear, fear, fear - excepting those who resist shut-down for reasons of hedonism due to cancellation of things they enjoy.
But hedonism is not powerful enough; since mere desire for pleasure is selfish and thus easily dissipated by personal threats from Them - so it will not do the job.
Even if this was a genuine corvid birdemic that killed a lot of people (a thousandfold more); this qualitative increase in Establishment power would be a very bad thing - since the Establishment are evil-dominated; and will certainly use their vast new powers for net-evil purposes.
There is, however, a demonic irony in the fact that the actual known dangers are so astonishingly small.
But in terms of things coming to a point - this is real revelation!
People are showing their 'true colours' in the clearest imaginable fashion. Some have passed the test with flying colours (good old David Icke!).
And the revelation cuts across self-identified categories (calling oneself A Christian turns out to mean next-to-nothing, as prophecies indeed predicted).
Most people are showing, in the clearest possible fashion, that their dominant and over-mastering motivations are pretty ignoble and small-minded - short-termist, selfish, materialist; utterly reckless of God, the Good, and God's creation.
As Sam Gamgee might say: This is an eye-opener, and no mistake.