The pandemic is hard for everyone, but I’m not sure why that somehow makes the choices of a copyright holder invalid, or less relevant. I’d certainly be very happy if Luke and company decided to release BW as a PDF, but I don’t think a medical emergency is really relevant to that choice. I also wouldn’t hold it against BWHQ if they decided to stick with their “No PDFs” decision, and I’d be really uncomfortable with reflecting that decision onto the current medical crisis. Saying they are somehow not acting appropriately because their RPG isn’t available in PDF form during a worldwide medical crisis seems like a somewhat exploitative reading of the current situation.
Also, what would be the difference between not being able to get the book for a year due to the COVID-19 crisis (god forbid this lasts that long), and the book being out of print for a year? Both cases would prevent you from getting a copy for new players in immediate timelines, but I’d certainly not say any company (especially a smaller one like BWHQ) would be at fault for not reprinting something if circumstances or interest weren’t permitting them to do so. If the latter case is acceptable, why not the former?
There’s also a metric ton of RPGs available right now in PDF, so it’s not like you don’t have other options. I probably can’t stream every movie I could possibly want to watch right now, but I wouldn’t hold it against any studios if they didn’t want to use streaming and I couldn’t get a copy of their films during a worldwide emergency.
(Im not sure what “old arguments” you were disallowing, so apologies if this included some of them.)