|The yellow jackets of France|
Before the virus panic broke out, Hong Kong, France (the yellow jackets) and Iran all had unruly masses on the streets for months protesting their respective governments. Top government officials were at wits’end on dealing with the protesters, that has now changed.
Those protests, at least for the period of the current panic, are gone as all these countries are in various states of lockdown.
Lockdowns didn't work when it was just against the protesters but mix a virus into the cocktail and the protesters become good little boys.