If before COVID means before the pandemic, then yes, absolutely. I’ve always been anti-needless meds and incapable of following meaningless, stupid rules. I always decide everything for myself and don’t understand the meaning of the word “trust.”
But if it means before I personally had COVID, then no. I was quite ill. If that kind of experience offers no insights into yourself and no opportunities to become a better person, then it was a total waste. It was a big, if unpleasant, experience. I’m grateful for it. I grew a lot. Not physically, though, because COVID did the impossible and made me stop eating.
Obviously, I’m not recommending that anybody get infected to achieve personal growth. There’s enough hardship in everybody’s life to do that.