Certainly everyone should have a much greater profound respect for those who went through and survived the Black Death (30% or more died in Europe) and the Plague of Justinian (25% or more died in Europe).
COVID-19 has brought about 3.1 mn deaths so far as of end-April 2021 (statista #) out of 7.8 billion population. That’s like 0.03%, much like the normal flu. 152mn cases of COVID-19.
It’s #9 on the scale of worst epidemics and in its 16th month: List of epidemics - Wikipedia
We are living through something that is nothing like 1/4 of the people who died from plagues, or even the 50mn supposedly that died from Spanish flu after WWI and 1/3 of the population (500mn) who were infected by it.
Nonetheless, it is very serious for many people, but the media has certainly hyped it up to be the next plague.