Sure, why not frame it as a war? Conservatives seem to be able to get behind things like “the War on Drugs”, “the War on Crime”, and “the War on Terror”, so why not say there’s a “War on Covid”? If you’re not wearing a mask, observing social distancing, etc. then you’re aiding and abetting an alien invader that’s killing Americans – what’s untrue about that?
It’s a super privileged theory that viruses don’t make you sick, your own body (terrain) does and it’s all your own fault for eating the “wrong” foods (or not enough of some supposedly “protective” food) or whatever line of magical thinking they’re hawking that day.