It seems like that. Regardless of whether it was "accidentally" caused or not (sarcastic), the new world wars of the twenty-first century will be fought this way.
The central banks continue to push users to not use cash; what a great opportunity to remove a piece of freedom from our hands.
In the meantime, the global markets are going crazy, thanks to algorithms, trading at high frequency. Fluctuations in traditional markets that vaguely remember those in the cryptocurrency space.
Meanwhile, fear grows, makes you lose your head and triggers irrational behavior.
The fear of a virus more dangerous than influenza but less lethal than Ebola and yet capable of bringing entire countries to their knees.
Maybe this virus will teach us something good.
For example, it could teach us to better understand the fear of those who run away from bombs, violence, abuse and torture.
To feel on our skin the pain of a father holding his dead son in his arms,
one of the many children who died in war regions like Syria.
To stop complaining about everything, when after all we have everything and maybe even too much.
To care about our health a little more, given the terror we have of losing it.
It could teach us more respect for any form of suffering and discomfort instead of always being ready to judge everything and everyone.
Especially, it could teach us that our life is fragile and interconnected with the others' one.
We hope to overcome this crisis quickly but not to forget it easily.
“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”
― John Lennon