"That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9
Reference: When GOD distresses a nation: hard times are a merciful call to repent.by Dr. Tony Evans, DECISION , May 2021, pp 18-20.
Scripture: "For many years Israel (America) has been without the true GOD, without a teaching priest, and without instruction," 2 Chronicles 15:3
"In those times there was no peace for those who went about their daily activities because the residents of the land had many conflicts, Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for GOD troubled them with every possible distress." 2 Chronicles 15:5-6
"And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge GOD, GOD delivered them over to a corrupt mind so that they do not do what is right. They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, GOD-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, senseless, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful. Although they know GOD's just sentence - that those who practice such things deserve to die - they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them." Romans 1:28-31
"God gave them up" "GOD released men to live life without HIM." "Since you don't want ME, I'M going to let you experience life without ME."  Dr. Tony Evans
So what? Covid, climate change, turbulence in the economy, turbulence in domestic politics, turbulence in world politics is happening because GOD is either causing it or permitting it because America and the world has rejected the GOD and HIS WORD. We have shown an ability to not learn even with irrefutable facts confronting us daily. HE has released mankind to its own way and own devices. The evidence is overwhelming that that path, left to its own devices, would lead to the complete destruction of all mankind. 
This behavior is not a surprise to GOD. "And the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with fierce heat and they blasphemed the name of GOD who has power over these plagues, and they did not repent, so as to give HIM glory." Revelation 19:6
"And they blasphemed the GOD of heaven, because of their pains and their sores, and they did not repent of their deeds." Revelation 19:11
"Throughout the Scripture, whenever GOD wanted to reorient and reset things, HE would disrupt them first." Dr. Tony Evans
Is there hope?"But in their distress they turned to the LORD GOD of Israel, and they sought HIM, and HE let them find HIM.' 2 Chronicles 15:4
It only takes repentance. Confession of sin and acknowledging GOD is GOD. We have the blessing of Scripture and the testimony of the LORD JESUS CHRIST that though HIS life HE validated Scripture and through HIS death HE paid our sin debt opening the path to salvation, and through HIS resurrection validated the hope of eternal life through HIS sacrifice and proof that HE is the only begotten son of the FATHER.
Why did the government structure attack the church during the Covid?
GOD permitted it. HE allowed us to see our wickedness in bars and "adult stores" stayed open while people gathering to pray to the GOD who is in control of all of this were prohibited from gathering.  "For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of GOD, and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of GOD?"  "And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the GODLESS man and the sinner?"  1 Peter 4:17-18
If a person is breathing they may still have the opportunity to "call on the name of the LORD."