Unfortunately there are millions of us throwing sant in the gears every day, but it all seems to be flushed away by the coolant. That doesn't mean we should stop, in fact if anything we should increase our efforts.
But in sync with throwing sand in the gears, if we are to have any chance of stopping or even slowing the machine we need to defund the corporatocracy.
Do you really need that new spartphone? Can you really not wear that sweater any more because it is last years colour.
Not long ago the counter argument to this would have gone, "But people need jobs," but now the global corporatocracy have shown they don't give a damn about keeping people in jobs when it gets in the way of advancing their control freak agenda, maybe we should remember our early ancestors faced bigger threats than Coronavirus every day and it was not intervention from above, either elitist or divine, that got them through but working together.