The death count is still under 3 million - my unpopular opinion is that the governments of the world should have done nothing. You're afraid of the virus? Fine, stay home for a year and a half and don't bother anybody. Don't make the whole world suffer.
A conspiracy? I'm not claiming it is one, but as with anything, I say follow the money. Here, it's the health insurance companies and healthcare providers, profiting off of illness and death as always, that made enormous profits, and some other big businesses.