It was primarily the economy. Which makes the rest of this kind of a non sequitur.
Not entirely accurate. In the US at least, I am not aware that any governments ordered churches closed. The decision was made by the various bishops. The various governments made temporary emergency rules limiting the number of people in a group, but did not, at least immediately, say any specific place had to close. Some additional closures came later, but I am still unaware of any US federal, state, or local government ordering churches to close. Kind of like what happened during the Spanish Flu pandemic actually. How many churches closed then? And a lot of churches closed during the Black Death in the 1300s (less than 800 years ago).
I certainly can’t find any government regulation that prevents anyone saying “China virus”. Can you quote a reference? And social shaming is not censorship. You are perfectly free to say anything you like (with certain limited exceptions such as incitement to riot or conspiracy to overthrow the government) without fear of being arrested for it in the US. You may have to defend yourself from someone taking offense at what you might say, but that is not government in action.
Nope. Just limited as to numbers.
I think I will just leave this right were it is.