One thing we've learned over the past 20 months is that, to some folks, science is a popularity contest. Consensus is invoked to justify destructive lockdown policies and mandates. It's also being used as leverage to further the cause of climate change policies. Anthony Watts has a great article on why consensus on climate change is irrelevant.
Anyone who is paying attention realizes that we are in the midst of an economic crisis. Sadly, even the folks who recognize this fact may be tempted to put their faith in the folks running the economic and political structures to fix the problem. Jeff Thomas explains that this is a bad idea since those same folks at the top are the ones creating the crisis. He says this train wreck is no accident.
If you're serious about seeing the various Covid mandates come to an end, you're going to have to become comfortable with engaging in civil disobedience. Samuel D. Samson points out that this can be done without becoming combative but anything good requires some effort and sacrifice.