Consider inverting the first quote into 'as below, so above' for a moment. Our microcosms don't necessarily cause impacts on our macrocosm. The experiment simply helps to think about how COVID is a symptom of something more fundamental than a pandemic.
COVID is revealing failure and fragmentation at many levels - the respiratory system, the body as a whole, individual hospitals, the public health system as a whole, various political-economic systems, and possibly even the biosphere itself. I recently watched a TED Talk with global health expert Alanna Shaikh titled “Coronavirus is our future”. She argued, among other things, that the Coronavirus reflects our push ever deeper into the wild. It implies that we have some culpability here.
Many journalists have made the observation that COVID is revealing weaknesses in our institutions, structures, and systems; and these weaknesses also imply second-order human culpability. Fareed Zakaria says we "are in the early stages of what is going to become a series of cascading crises, reverberating throughout the world. And we will not be able to get back to anything resembling normal life unless the major powers can find some way to cooperate and manage these problems together." His interpretation is political, economic, and financial.
We hope they are wrong. And we do what we should have done after the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - namely to develop and implement aggressive ecological policies that do not simultaneously destabilize markets. Otherwise, I do see something scary afoot.