Diseases don’t have rights, citizens do.
We cannot permanently lose our Constitutional rights to justify short terms responses to COVID-19.
Everyone in the country will soon have a “where I was when I heard the news” memory of the announcement of the cure for COVID-19. Someone soon will win the Nobel Prize for Medicine, and/or get a Ph D. when a cure is found.
My parents repeatedly told me their “where I was when I heard the news” story of when they heard in March 1953, a cure for polio was announced over the radio. They had gone to school in fear every day because they had schoolmates they suddenly never saw again, who were stricken with polio, until March of 1953. My grandfather went swimming when he was 17, came home, and was crippled from arthritis for the remaining 42 years of his life. That was 50 years ago, however, dreadful diseases of the past have been nearly eradicated due to the best medical minds in the United States.
The United States has the best doctors and medical facilities in the world, and our most powerful supercomputers are all working to rapidly find a cure for COVID-19. The United States scientist Maurice Hilleman beat the measles, mumps, Hepatitis A&B, chickenpox, meningitis, and pneumonia. Dr. Salk beat polio. Someone soon will win the Nobel Prize for Medicine, and/or get a Ph D. when a cure is found. Everyone in Oklahoma will soon have a story of “where I was when I heard the news”.