Public opinion concerning the level of threat posed to our society by COVID-19 has been heavily influenced. This has led to many people experiencing public reprisal whenever they express their own personally considered opinions in terms of how the lockdown and the pandemic should be fought. It is not, nor should it ever be, a situation where that people are branded as extremists whenever they question the norm. We live in a democracy. Part of the beauty of a democracy is that all voices are heard. We need to strive towards a new situation. One where people who question the norm are considered normal.