HaShem creates conditions to encourage introspection and change; COVID-19 is one such condition.
The virus is not going away. Difficulties in life are Hashem’s messages to improve our ways. It is our responsibility to decipher the messages and act upon them.
We must correct our faults in 6 major areas; our behavior in synagogues and yeshivot, the economy, the security situation, permissiveness, education, and divisiveness. And then come before the Almighty in teshuvah to request compassion.