Plus when the people who don't care get sick, they fill hospitals and put medical personnel at higher risk (even if the people who care stay home). They also put people with other medical needs at risk. So its not like "they are only risking themselves".Dave Portnoy just went on a rant about indoor dining being closed in NYC. His complaint is that it is too cold to be eating outside. The rest of his bit involved mostly reheated arguments that people are just going to go eat at house parties anyway and that people who are scared of COVID should stay home and let people live their lives. I alluded to problems that arise from the bottom, rather than the top yesterday. This is one of the reasons that we can't be Germany. This mindset is much more widespread here and is contributing to the 3k deaths a day. The one new bit he said was that we are close to the vaccine, so we should not do any restrictions. Obviously, we are not that close to everyday people getting the vaccine, but it is interesting that some people see the vaccine as a reason to increase restrictions and preserve life as much as possible, while others see it as more reason to do nothing.
Despite the rhetoric, I have seen precious few restaurants actually go out of business in my area. NYC may be a different story due to rent costs and the longer restrictions.