Covid19 spread in the USA — liberty vs science, state by state

Two ancient parables

I’d like to bring our attention to two ancient parables to initiate our discussion.

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai taught a : Men were on a ship. One of them took a drill and started drilling underneath him. The others said to him: What are sitting and doing?! He replied: What do you care. Is this not underneath my area that I am drilling?! They said to him: But the water will rise and flood us all on this ship.