It is pointless to discuss virus stuff because the whole thing is hopelessly politicized. By the time somebody says three words about masks, vaccines, etc., you know what side of the partisan divide they are on, and you might as well save your breath.
But here is a topic that partly escapes that syndrome. Recall the 911 tragedy and the uses it was put to. I am happy to say that I was not completely taken in: it was used to justify policies that the powers-that-be were always in favor of, but were waiting for the right opportunity.
That is one way to look at virus policies. Look at the size and expense of this sign, paid for by the public in a small town. Quite ridiculous.
This seems like the perfect opportunity to skimp on public services. Every park, every business has always wanted to eliminate trashcans, restrooms, free condiments, and customers with their own cups for a cheap coffee refill, etc. And now they have their chance.
Maybe society should stop being so hung-up about feces and urine; isn't the word 'natural' usually a term of approval?
So why the puritanism and Victorianism about bodily functions? It is time to make it legal to perform necessary biological functions in public, on the street. And littering should also be legalized.
It is popular in Western countries to ape India: look at all the yoga instructors; people who claim to be Buddhists; New Age metaphysics; and vegetarianism. Why not take care of "it" the way they do in India?
It is time that shitting in porcelain flush toilets in private stalls be seen for what it is: White Privilege.