Here is my take, in addition to those things listed here, on how we are being played.
The ruling elite does not like how things are going. They have tried the following;
let’s create a Russian collusion narrative to get a non member of this elite group removed. It failed.
lets impeach the non member of this elite group for suggesting an investigation into corruption in a foreign country should be done. Whoops this corruption involved a member of this elite group and his son. This member bragged about an incident of a quid pro quo to remove someone already investigating this. That can’t be ... let’s impeach... again it Failed.
So, let’s utilize an infectious disease with a 99% or better survival rate to shut down our economy. The outcome is yet to be determined...
This assumption of mine is based on my belief that there is a ruling elite. The belief that this ruling elite is getting richer and more powerful everyday. And, they fear this could change unless they can remove the non member.