There is absolutely nothing more destructive to the individualism of a human being then forcing that person to cover their face with a mask. Forcing the entire population of a society to cover their faces whenever they leave their homes strips away the individuality of every person.
There is nothing a committed leftist despises more than a nation full of individualists, especially if that nation is truly prosperous as well free. They will strive tirelessly to destroy the individualism at the core of that great nation. That is just what progressives have been doing to the United States since the beginning of the 20th century.
Progressives firmly believe in the philosophy of collectivism. They believe no one has free will or any true value. They believe that the highest duty of government is to force every individual in the society to be exactly equal. They believe that the government has the power and authority to sacrifice the lives of all individuals living in the society.
There are no scientific or medical justifications for the mask mandates that have been imposed by the governors of so may states, and even less reasons to keep them in force for the past year. If you believe that mask mandates are backed by science check out these quotes from the article Mask-Wearing Represents Fear and Blind Obedience, Not Science by Dennis Prager:
Dr. Anthony Fauci himself told the truth about the uselessness of mask-wearing on “60 Minutes” on March 8, 2020: “Right now, in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. … There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences: People keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.”
Dr. Paul E. Alexander, a Canadian epidemiologist, wrote: “Surgical and cloth masks, used as they currently are, have absolutely no impact on controlling the transmission of Covid-19 virus, and current evidence implies that face masks can be actually harmful.” (American Institute for Economic Research, Feb. 11, 2021.)
Roger W. Koops, who has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Riverside, wrote: “A ‘mask,’ and that term usually refers to either a SURGICAL mask or N95 mask, has no benefit in the general population and is only useful in controlled clinical settings. Further, it has been considered a greater transmission risk than a benefit in the general population. … In the open environment, no one should be wearing face coverings.” (American Institute for Economic Research, Oct. 16, 2020.)
Finally, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 21, 2020, concluded: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
Lockdowns prevent individuals from earning a living, making them dependent on government which is very destructive to ones ego and individualism. Small businesses are harmed far more than large corporations by the lockdowns, most often this is a planned feature of the restrictions. Collectivists do not want millions of successful businesses owned by individuals employing small numbers of individuals. It is far easier to centrally plan the economy if it is made up of a small number of immensely large corporations.
Lockdowns also prevent individuals from traveling and interacting with others which is very harmful because humans are social animals. The nonstop Coronavirus fear porn splashed across TV and computer screens is meant to keep us from speaking out against the evils we see being perpetrated by collectivists.