True. If my scenario of an airborne AIDS were coming to fruition, we should all acknowledge that extreme measures would be justified instead of saying that such measures would never be appropriate. The question of where to draw the line is the most important question. The level of restriction needs to make sense, and the level of convenience must be considered. Masking up and getting a vaccine in my mind is very convenient. If the government fails to put the nation on shut down when a virus is dangerous enough would be a greater tragedy than temporary over-reactions.
Masks and shutdowns have proven to cause more harm than good, which is why officials who continue to promote them are doing great damage to our nation and its people.