For me, I see it as a clash between several types of freedoms and I guess we might value different things differently.
In my quote about punching me in the face, I’d see this from mask wearing. We know it remains quite dangerous. Since we know the mask is more about protecting others than yourself, I support it because I think taking it off in a pandemic is a violation of my right to life. If masks were one way and only protected the user, then I’d be yeah sure, if they wanna risk it, go for it. But it doesn’t work that way.
Australia’s not quite vaccinated yet. We know vaccines are effective and there will come a point where it does become one way through the vaccines. When everyone who wants one has one. Then I’d be happy to flip and support your argument…even if I don’t support the hyperbole. This is the case in Canada and the US. So… I am more willing to agree if we replace Australia with Canada.