quelling chaos since 2352BC
I love you man, but I don't buy that at all. It's shut down the world economy for months. For that reason alone it has a special status.In high risk settings I have no problem with the taking precautions, but outside high risk settings like hospitals and long-term care for the elderly, the risk of mortality from covid-19 is less than dozens of other hazards, and doesn't justify bringing in mandatory masks, vaccinations, and fining groups of people thousands of dollars for being on a picnic, and YES it has been going on, to the tune of over 15 million dollars in fines here in Canada, not to mention putting literally millions of people into a state of abject poverty, the death toll from which may exceed that of COVID-19.
Masks don't hurt people. Limiting group sizes doesn't hurt people. We could already have fully reopened if people would take fairly simple and reasonable precautions.
I don't wear masks everywhere, but I do put one on when asked to do so. No big deal.