If you look at the current pandemic, it seems to me that a case could be made that it is a global punishment from God. The things it’s affected most are things commonly considered as societies sins. For example: Your life is too busy, do this pandemic is going to slow you down whether you want to or not. Or, your desire for materialism and gluttony is taking over your life, so I’m going to close the stores and restaurants. Or, your inability to address racial injustice is disgusting, so I’m going to send riots to tear down your monuments that you love.
I don’t know, all of this sounds ripe for Old Testament kinda theology.