Quoted from stumptown:
I'm a little more worried about the ultimate loss of freedom, fucking dying. Or, as someone who's not particularly at risk from COVID, the loss of any kind of economic and social stability because the pandemic burns for a few extra years in the US after the rest of the world has dealt with it because our deification of individual freedom means doing anything in the interest of the common good is seen as a mortal sin by a third of Americans.
That "I want to do whatever the fuck I want, damn the effect it has on other people" conceptualization of freedom, taken to the extremes it has been, directly strips other people of their freedom to go about their life without being recklessly killed by their more short-sighted or selfish countrymen.
You have the freedom to stay inside your home and protect yourself, not sure what more you could ask for. I respect everyones opinion even if I don't agree with it. Shutting down the country will cause far more problems than this virus is. There would be way more deaths if we shut the economy down and that's a fact.