Each scientist has experienced different circumstances during this pandemic (the end of which is not clear at all).
Meanwhile, scientists study how scientists are affected by COVID-19:
“COVID-19 has not affected all scientists equally. A survey of principal investigators indicates that female scientists, those in the ‘bench sciences’ and, especially, scientists with young children experienced a substantial decline in time devoted to research. This could have important short- and longer-term effects on their careers, which institution leaders and funders need to address carefully.” Read more on Nature