Maybe some hints from Lynn Buchanan, a Director of Farsight.
Less cram, more nature, no loss of Tech ? It's not a return to the 'Prison Planet' from the way that he describes. It's also not as doomed as the click-bait title suggests.
Key phrase that he says is "It will wind up being a good thing"
I think what he is describing makes a lot of sense within this particular discussion.. wink wink. :-)
The prediction is the same as Joe Mcmoneagles, but his timeline takes place 1000 years into the future and after the population has been culled by several religious wars etc...
As far as the coronavirus goes, I think the issue of climate change is much bigger as issues like world famine and hunger will reduce the population in greater numbers.