People resent being coerced and they have reason. The new corona virus should have been contained when it was identified. The reason it wasn’t was likely because it belongs to a family whose members are not usually deadly and some hubristic humans decided “oh, we can deal with that.” They were wrong. But the attitude continues in the suggestion that the SPREAD should be slowed so the researchers can catch up and the medicine men will not be overwhelmed.
If the virus is deadly, why not at least aim to stop it? Because in our profit driven commercial culture such success would spell failure. If the Teen COVID is vanquished, the medico/industrial complex won’t collect any more money from it. The same is true of the weapons industry, the cancer causing chemical industry, the carbon spewing car industry and the glucose industry.