Well that’s the thing, @PaulL. People are looking at this without fully appreciating just how catastrophic it may well get.
People back in June here in Australia were behaving as if we were over this thing, and now we have an outbreak that’s out of control.
Perhaps we will get a brilliantly effective treatment or vaccine in the next 6-12 months. But perhaps we won’t. And if we don’t, this thing could get orders of magnitude uglier. We’re only at 17 million infected worldwide; it’s mind-blowing to think of all those human bodies that the virus only sees as fuel.
People aren’t thinking that way. They’re thinking that this has been going on for so long and they want it to end.
The virus doesn’t care that we are frustrated. It just wants to replicate. And it has only gotten started.