Canada, UK and USA have confirmed that they are 95%+ certain that hackers funded by the Russian State have tried to steal their Coronavirus research. The KGB-like crew would make people part of large scale challenge tests, probably against their will.
There are allegations that leading research groups on the vaccine are not publishing their work in detail- which would help more people work on the project- and get results faster. On the other hand, they are commercially backed and there is calculated risk involved and billions to lose if things do not work.
Coronavirus was meant to be how the whole world improved relations and worked together to defeat a common enemy. It just goes to show that the state of the human condition is less than what we would hope.
If Aliens ever showed up - would they easily conquer the human race by sowing division through personal gain, or would they just be happy to abduct Bum Plum?