Is now the correct approach. I mean sure, many/most floomers are people with only a tenuous grasp on reality who don’t understand things like “excess mortality.” That said, with vaccines available now widely available across the First World – certainly to the age groups who are vastly more likely to die from Corona – it is time to lift all restrictions, all lockdowns, all quarantines, all mask mandates, all Corona-related barriers to international travel, and everything else that impinges on quality of life in the name of the anti-epidemic efforts. This is because, unlike in 2020, getting seriously sick or dying from Corona is now a choice in the Anglosphere, in Europe, in Russia, in East Asia, and will soon be in India and Brazil too. “Let the bodies pile up high in their thousands,” as BoJo wisely said.
There is, to be sure, the question of hospital capacity. The correct response would be to deny the non-vaccinated hospital places for Corona treatment in the absence of spare capacity. If there’s empty beds and unoccupied medical staff, great, come in. If not, that’s sad, but it was you who made that choice. This policy should apply irrespective of age. This would be an ethical approach because the non-vaccinated believe that Corona is “just the flu”, or even a “hoax”, and make full suppression impossible. That is their right, but those who disagree should not be forced to subsidize their beliefs (just like we don’t subsidize, say, homeopathic medicine). “No bailouts!” is a slogan that I am sure consistent anti-vaxxers will agree with. They can always pay for a place at a private hospital or build their own hospital at the end of the day. In the great and immortal words of that Texan mayor, “only the strong will survive.”
Another argument against floomerism was that with billions of potential carriers, the door would be open to the emergence of much more dangerous strains. Frankly, that train has long passed. Corona is globally endemic, with low state-capacity regions with billions of people now serving as petri dishes for it. The appearance of new strains that are more infectious is certain (see India), and it is also possible that the new strains will be more virulent. But, again, that’s a done deal at this point.
There should also be a global ban on gain of function virus research, which seems to have an incredible lopsided ROI ratio (grants for virologists vs. millions of dead and trillions USD in lost GDP).
Here is what will actually happen. There will be new strains that will be more resistant against existing vaccines, and vaccination itself will not be universal. But the above proposals, which nobody with a libertarian outlook should have cardinal issues, will be politically unacceptable. The interaction of the bureaucratic obsessions with window-dressing (as opposed to results), rightoid intransigence ruling out herd immunity based total suppression of Corona, and normie Corona-hysteria translating into popular acquiescence to endless lockdown spectacle will massively degrade quality of life for indefinite years to come.