Also, people should be able to exit a lease if they need to - lease terms shouldn’t be used as income insurance for the landlord - they should protect the tenant against instability. But you shouldn’t be held to a lease in times like this when your income has disappeared - you should be able to exit the property, leave it in good condition, and free it up for the LL to rent to someone else. I know that renters may not have many places left to go, but, if they do, it’s better for them to utilise that than to run up debts.
Short-term leases at reasonable prices (not Air B&B prices) should be easier to get, too. Every LL wants a 12 months lease signed. Who can commit to a 12 month lease now? Not many industries where you know, for sure, you’re not going to be shut down or have your income curbed.