‘Father, I’m not afraid of the virus, I’m afraid of the government’ (Fr. Daniel Nolan)
“You don’t have the right attitude about death, sickness, and viruses, and so on”. Fear can be debilitating, fear can remove reasoning capabilities. If you keep adding fear, you can end up with panic, and panic removes the ability to reason. It’s clear to me that that’s what governments are trying to induce in citizens; elevating fear-responses so they stop thinking for themselves.