Note that both groups care about the other to a degree, and they weren’t always separate. 1/
The divergence occurred when Team Lockdown shifted the goalposts. 2/
Again, I think everyone understood and was mostly behind this for at least some duration. 3/
Vaccine? We are years away. Virus gone? Not going to happen. 4/
Putting sand in parks. Arresting a dad for playing softball. Closing one store but leaving another open.
Public trust slowly eroded. 5/
They were tired and felt misled by their governors and mayors. 6/
It was always going to spread, infect, and kill people. Remember that the area under the curve was the same no matter what. 7/
That was never the stated goal or reality, and that realization is just settling in for them.
You simply can’t. There aren’t enough levers to pull in government to avoid that becoming a complete calamity. 9/
We can, of course, continue to take precautions, test, trace, etc. But we can’t stop biology. We have to do our best and move on. 11/
That sucks, but that’s the reality. /End