Not a hoax but perhaps a globalist political conspiracy against Trump and rising US nationalism?
The Russian hoax didn't work, the impeachment sham didn't work, the only thing standing in the way of Democrats regaining control was a roaring economy. That had to be destroyed and the only way to do it was to unleash a global pandemic...deaths be damned, the ends justify the means.
In October 2019 the Gates foundation and John Hopkins hold a simulation and they called it South American pig virus. Their plan at that time was to lock down the world. Just as they implemented a few months later. Bill Gates has been talking pandemic paranoia for over five years.