Sorry to hear about your frustration and feelings of helplessness. I've lived on different continents from my family, so I understand the feeling when loved ones are at risk, but I can only imagine what it's like when the entire country is suffering. My thoughts are with you.
Praying for you and your family - I hope that they all stay safe. And yes, we can build a better future by examining the lessons of the past and not just think that we have made new discoveries all the time.
Sorry to hear about this situation in India. In a way it reminds me of the situation in the Philippines, which also has skyrocketing rates of Covid-19, plus a despotic dictator leader.
On a different note -- that daisuki lumber technique looks amazing! Hope you family remains safe and Covid-free in India.