The covid-19 pandemic in the United States is likely going to have waves of mutation and reinfection for years...
A more lethal variant is just a matter of time.
I legitimately did not expect a 6:1 ratio in favor of a heavy-handed approach... I think it's fair to say that the political right has not experienced this type of opposition without the explicit backing of government and corporate institutions...
People are legitimately aggrieved and enraged at what the political right become. Especially with the handling of this pandemic... And it's really sad that it had to get this bad because they legitimately have changed the least over the last several decades.
I worry that people's righteous anger is a deflection from their complicity and failing to oppose this level of madness decades earlier.
Even though, and possibly BECAUSE my husband is antimask, antivax, despite the fact that we have grandchildren and children with asthma, I do think we need to heavy-handedly segregate antivaxers. Round em up. Free the children & put the antivaxers in those cages!
I definitely don't like the idea of segregation. No judge in thecountry would say that is constitutional, but there are things that can be done. The mayor of New Orleans announced last week that starting yesterday, proof of vaccination would be required to enter restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, music and sports venues and other non essential businesses. This is smart policy. I think essential businesses should be included as well- it isn't like people couldn't get groceries. Many stores offer pickup and delivery of groceries, including Walmart. And any business could require vaccinations on their own without the government telling them to, if they wanted to and had the balls to enforce it (except in cases where moronic governors have signed laws banning that, which i think, if fought, courts will overturn). They just need to have the will to do it. With mask mandates stores were saying they couldn't force people to wear masks, but I believe they could if they had the balls. People would have the freedom to choose vaccines or inconvenience.
It bothers me that you have even conceived the question, much less the way you phrase your "responses". (I put that in quotes because I can't picture anyone else giving any of those four answers to the question.)
"Should we segregate the unvaccinated?" Let's rephrase that. "Should we become a totalitarian state on a scale unknown in the West since Nazi Germany, while simultaneously destroying our economy by removing over 50% of all those participating in it on every level; should we commit national suicide, rather than continue our present rational course of public-health education? Should we be so afraid of a disease that we destroy ourselves preemptively?"
Fuck them. Round them up, put them against a wall and shoot them. Most are tRumpers anyway.
Ok, I know that is not going to happen and really should not happen even if it could, but anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers are the biggest pain in the asses that have ever come down the pike. I have absolutely no sympathy for them at all.