I thank you for having a civil conversation, which is beyond what many of the 3rd graders posting in the thread can do.Zrickety, i applaud your attempts to keep America great
In a perfect world, the scientists would unbiased, but this is not the case. There are funding sources to fight over, shareholders to appease, politician backs to scratch, conflicts of interest, etc. Science has not been truly objective for some time.
I may not have the power to change the world, but I do have a voice. And so do you. There are people that would drown us out, muzzle us.
You say we have 'temporarily lost some freedom,' I tell you this is how it starts. They erode our freedoms gradually, one by one, until America is no more. Biden and friends have already promised a nationwide mask mandate, with vaccines, to remove our guns, increase taxes and expand government power. We don't need any of that. America is great, but not if people that hate us take control. There is an open letter from Archbishop Carlo Mario Vigano to the President...he describes what the Deep State is trying to do, and will continue to do in the near future. COVID21 next year. A universal income for everyone, in return for giving up all of your assets. It's modern slavery.