The reason for the relative silence on the origin of COVID by explicit ID scientists is simple.
Design with interdependent layers presents a challenge to neo-Darwinism. Natural selection is oblivious to anything but an immediate beneficial variation.
Weighing the validity of ID, not by distorting its conclusions or imputing false intentions to it, is what evolutionary biology has largely refused to do.
Atomization is the radical isolation of each individual from every other individual. Atomization breaks the bonds that hold society in its traditional shape.
Darwinists have to face the fact that a core prediction of their theory miserably failed an important empirical test.