I can’t help but chuckle at the respondents who say, in aggregate, “just do what you want. Don’t like grocery store A because they don’t wear masks, go to grocery store B. Don’t like that your boss won’t let you wear a mask? Quit and get another job, etc. ad infinitum.
I don’t live in a world with endless “Option B’s”. I can’t imagine anyone who does.
When the single parent with three kids in a high-density apartment building in a crowded city or dense suburb who was working three jobs but now has none and no family support and no health insurance and no savings and no food in the cupboard can’t travel to grocery store “B” because there is only mass transit that isn’t running, or is running but packed with unmasked people coughing and spitting, if not screaming “I don’t give a damn about Coronavirus!”, and also doesn’t want to walk downtown to the one grocery store taking the crisis seriously because angry white men are marching there, outfitted like mercenaries on illegal patrol duty, then the people who say “”do what you want’ never have an answer.
But they point to the Constitution and say “There’s your answer”.
Every American is an epidemiologist, philosopher, social worker, cop and constitutional scholar all rolled into one.