The modern world has implemented some limitations on the Americans. To erase an enemy from the face of the Earth without receiving a thermo-nuclear reply is impossible. The old tricks with manipulation of the prices of oil and the use of terrorists do not work as well anymore. As it has become impossible to wage a world war of the usual kind, it was necessary to come up with something new. And the solution was - viruses. Even serious Western researchers admit openly that someone (not hard to understand who) has been working hard on the already existing coronavirus in laboratories, to make it enough dangerous and contagious, but not too lethal; just enough to harm and scare the world population. As a consequence, the richest and most powerful get richer, while weaker stakeholders will have to sell out their business for peanuts after facing COVID-restrictions.
The shadow-rulers of the world have prepared to use this new and horrible weapon for political reasons for a long time.