I actually had an incredibly powerful, lucid and intense visionary dream that this was going to happen in the world, about 8 months before we heard any mention of covid.Am reasonably close to your thinking - exciting times on the Planet Earth 2020 show - a real cliffhanger!
I have always had psychich, prophetic visonary dreams. But this particular one was equally, the most frightening, and yes- "Exciting", actual experience of my 40 year life.
It was only a 5 or 6 second dream, but it was as impactful and real and intense as any experience I have ever had.
I then had an additional follow up visionary dream, from the eyes and angle of the Elite. That was even more scary. Again, vefy short, quick flickboof comic style cartoon of images in sequence, with powerful meaningful symbology.
So I draw from this, if nothing else, that this was ALWAYS going to happen. And whatever will be outcome, was always predetermined to an extent.
That old philosophical argument of pre-determinism vs free will, which we bashed our heads over in University Philosophy classes.
I kind of support both, which is virtually a contradiction. But we are always thinking in 3D, "illogocal" logic. Hence the importance of keeping as open a mind as possible.
I try my best to hold hope and accept at the same time.