Power is hardly pivoting towards the East.
This problem is a shared one; it transcends national borders. China may have defeated the virus in Wuhan, but until the world is free from the pandemic, it is not safe either.
As world-class international relations Pofessor Joseph Nye writes, "On transnational threats like COVID-19 and climate change, it is not enough to think of American power over other nations. The key to success is also learning the importance of power with others. Every country puts its national interest first; the important question is how broadly or narrowly this interest is defined."
Ultimately, national interests are far less important than wider transnational concerns.