I'm a high risk person and I 100% support the end to mandates and lockdowns. Too many other people have suffered because of them. The elderly have been locked in care homes without visitors, indefinitely. Children have had their development delayed. Depression, suicide, and drug overdose are at all time highs. Business are destroyed, people have lost their jobs in the millions, and society has been divided.
I'm at risk and willing to self-isolate so society can go back to normal. I am responsible for protecting myself. I don't expect society to stay on hold forever to keep me safe. I already self-isolated before covid showed up, any time it was cold and flu season. Covid is no different.
I respect that other people are scared, and if we want to talk about
this on an individual level, I can totally understand where some of us are coming from. What I'm talking about
here is public health policy. I am now against mandates, masks, all of it. They haven't stopped the pandemic. Omicron proved that the measures don't work. Everyone got sick anyway. It's time to end this madness before it destroys society. A virus with a 0.1% death rate that mostly affects people 55+ is not serious enough to warrant this "emergency". The at-risk should hide and protect themselves, everyone else should practice risk tolerance.
I am against trading so much freedom for safety. Safety is overrated. Life is dangerous and so is freedom. But without freedom, life isn't worth living.
Post Edited (VanJordan) : 2/19/2022 2:24:02 AM (GMT-7)