eugyppius suggests that the pandemic response is dominated by Zombies rather than Reptilians:

We all know multiple, real-life, flesh-and-blood Corona hystericists in our own lives. Notice how these people tend to come from precisely those segments of society whose views are over-represented in government and the press. This really, really matters. It makes radical government policies possible in the first place, it ensures close enforcement of even the most ridiculous rules. However it began, it has become an autonomous, self-perpetuating force, not all that different from other political ideologies that have inspired similar fervour among their adherents.

Spontaneous Order in Complex Systems