Covid-19 Pandemic: To Plot or Not?

The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge for all countries all over the world. I don’t think there is a corner of the globe untouched by this awful virus, which has undoubtedly been the main focus of media attention for the majority of the year. As a writer, the events of the year can influence our writing.
The question here is, should we or should we not include the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the plot when writing?