Except, lockdown was never supposed to make it go away. Anyone who believed that was downright stupid. It was meant to slow the spread to a pace that kept hospitals from being overwhelmed (by design it would have to take longer). There was never a realistic way to get this over quickly.
But now we have the vaccine, which is way more effective than masks and distancing. Now we should be able to get back to "normal."
But liberals (or rather, the left) want power. Power is an end in and of itself (read 1984). And how to you prove you have power (to others and yourself), by exercising it even when (especially when) there is no objective reason to.
FIRST, IT'S: "TWO WEEKS TO SLOW THE SPREAD"; THEN, IT'S: "MASK UP AND LOCK DOWN UNTIL WE HAVE A VACCINE"; THEN, IT'S: "GET VACCINATED AND WE CAN GO BACK TO NORMAL"; NOW, IT'S: "EVEN IF YOU GOT THE VACCINE, PUT YOUR MASK BACK ON BECAUSE WE'RE LOCKING DOWN AGAIN"
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