I respect the sacrifices made by essential workers who cannot stay home and want to keep them safe.
I’m high risk and if I got sick, I could cost my partner his job and could wrack up massive medical bill debt while causing a care delay to someone with a non-Covid related condition.
We don’t know the long-term consequences, and I don’t want to live with the regret of knowing I could have easily protected my family, but I didn’t. A study found 78 out of 100 people who had recovered from COVID-19 had abnormal findings on cardiovascular MRI (median of 71 days after diagnosis) and 36 of those reported shortness of breath and unusual fatigue, so they didn’t always feel a difference that would have told them Covid affected their hearts.
My face gets cold in the winter, so it’s a nice two for one.
Without humans, there is no pandemic, so I’m doing my part to not be the human part of the equation.
It’s a constitutionally licit power of the state and I believe in the constitution. I trust that the founding fathers knew what they were doing because they lived through devastating outbreaks, hence their leaving broad powers to protect public health.