Past a certain point in the USA, holdout businesses and agencies are going to need to end their quarantines, even in places with low vaccination rates, where it will result in contagion and death. A certain amount of americans have chosen ignorance and the risk of death – to themselves and others – that it carries. We’re stuck together in this country. Most of us do not have the means to emigrate, would not be allowed into many other countries due to our national antivax rep, nor allowed to stay due to local xenophobic policies that mirror our own.
We’re stuck together and that means we’re really over a barrel. There are some things we cannot force on other people, any more than the US could force itself on Vietnam or Afghanistan. If fashy freaks don’t want to participate in a public health project even to save the lives of them and their own, we cannot make them. We cannot try to protect them from themselves forever. It’s just not feasible.
At some point, we must embrace the horrible status quo. Sufficient numbers of people want their grandparents, parents, husband and wives, themselves offered up as a plague sacrifice to their orange god, and they can make it happen. Just like they can make getting a simple ID practically impossible in the pursuit of vote suppression, they can make vax carding illegal, or make enforcement unfeasible. We cannot control them, cannot control this, and some crucial public services cannot remain limited like they are now.
It’s time to reopen the government offices (yes, many are still closed right now, even in texas), wear masks all day long if we have to, get used to this reality. Trump-style virtue-signalling won’t die until the last trumpist dies, probably around the time coral goes extinct and the US midwest is the new Sahara desert. Many of us will be alive to see that. Looking forward to the death of qanon-type shit, not looking forward to the time that will drive in those coffin nails.