The Vermont Department of Health captured the ethos of many health departments across the nation: "Decisions about sex and sexuality need to be balanced with personal and public health." COVID Federal Superstar Anthony Fauci reflected that judgment when he declared in April that those who meet strangers for sex via Tinder or other dating apps are entitled to make their "choice regarding a risk." Many government officials have been far more tolerant or even encouraging of risky sexual relations during the pandemic while mercilessly suppressing other social and economic relations.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an Emmy-award winning hero of the COVID pandemic, regardless of the ten thousand elderly New Yorkers who died after he ordered nursing homes to admit COVID patients. Cuomo's endless restrictions have been spurred by his view that "government can be a force for good," as a New Yorker profile recently noted.