If you keep people sheltered till the virus goes away, then the virus will never go away; it will become a perpetual problem. A year or two years from today, we will still be fearing a catastrophic attack from some form of the virus. In such a climate of fear and uncertainty, the economic woes will keep multiplying. A point will be reached when the economic black hole becomes so massive that it will swallow several advanced nations and that will lead to a transformation of the world order. Instead of a world dominated by one or two superpowers, we might have a multipolar world with several centers of power. At some point in the future the philosophers and historians will be asking such questions: why did the advanced nations destroy themselves so completely? why were they good in technology but lacking in wisdom?