Covid isn't the cause, its the flashlight. The cause is a society that promotes punishment and shame for victims (while I don't like to think of myself as a victim, preferring to use the term survivor, it is ignorant to pretend that I and others like me aren't victims). Victims of abuse. Victims of the systems we were raised by (education, welfare, etc). Victims of an unjust society that punishes the poor, that punishes women for men's actions, that punishes children for the actions of adults, etc. Covid is a light on those systems, bringing them to the attention of new eyes.