It means that you have a flawed grasp of whats going on.
If Texas drops the "crucial" regulations on public life and numbers trend downwards, there's something wrong in your analysis.
This isn’t a hard lockdown, it’s a mask mandate? What’s the big issue?
You'd say the same thing regardless of outcome, which is why I'm saying there's an asymmetry where the other side will never admit their hubris or even possibility of fallibility.
There's a certain commitment to doom, as though they can't imagine a world where things just fizzle out - as we'd expect due to seasonality and rising immunity - and society moves on.
But Masks? Why can't people extend this simple courtesy to the rest of the population? People follow traffic rules so as not to kill others or themselves. Wearing a mask is at best an inconvenience. I don't understand this at all.
It really is childish and contrarian, but that is what politics have become, a black/white view of all issues, with a sports team-level fanaticism to always follow "my team", while demonizing "your team".
And one party in particular has been fanning the flames like crazy.
No one's stopping you from being a young and healthy shut-in.