So many people can’t fathom taking precautions to protect others because they see no need to. They haven’t seen anyone affected by it, so it must not be as big of a deal as it’s being made out to be. Because if it doesn’t affect them, it’s clearly not important. All these people know is that their tiny, little world has been affected and inconvenienced by the big bad government telling them to do something that they don’t want to do.
Nietzsche said (in his book Twilight of the Idols) that construing all causes as reasons – i.e. thinking that every event is caused by agents, i.e. by beings that have ended, purposes – was an early, primitive way of looking at the world. Call it ‘animism’. That hypothesis about animism is plausible. Animism itself is not. Yet, it seems conservatives are animists. In short: the conservatives are stupid.