That's still holding a gun to a person's head to accept a peace treaty. It seemed very anti-Federation to me.
Decent horror episode, especially when Janeway goes full Ripley. I've got enough of problem with bugs etc that the virus freaked me out even despite the dodgy CG (by today's standards)
However, her only going to the Doctor when she got injured did annoy me. I'd imagine that would be the first thing you'd check when returning to Voyager. The crew disappeared, well lets just try and call the one crew member who doesn't register as a life form to double check he's here.