The vast overreach allegedly associated with the virus is most likely caused by the fact the DNC and their thralls know they destroyed democracy by cheating so flagrantly in the countrywide election. Some pundits have conveniently repressed the memories, but neither operatives nor servile voters can properly forget. They have to seize total power now, or else it will shortly be too late for anyone to seize power.
N.B. seizing total power now is no more feasible than it will be then, it's merely an appearance issue. Sophists gonna get high on their own supply. Having a working government is a problem just as regime-complete for the left as for the less-left. Nobody can even have the appearance of a mandate ever again (mandates are never real, else you would call them property or title).