All the way back in the 1980s, the CDC ran a nationwide AIDS terrorism campaign, claiming AIDS would affect straight, heterosexual men, sweeping across America and threatening the very existence of humanity. In truth, AIDS primarily affects homosexuals with multiple sex partners and street drug users who share needles. But the psychological terror campaign pushed by the CDC earned them a windfall of new funding from Congress, positioning the CDC as the "authority" to control all aspects of human behavior under the cover of preventing a pandemic.
After AIDS, the CDC ran more terror campaigns against America and the world, spreading mass hysteria over the H5N1 bird flu, then the Zika virus, and now covid. It's always the same playbook: Wildly exaggerate the risk, assert authority over all human behavior — the CDC now controls private rent contracts across the USA — and demand billions in new funding from the government.