Here's a very recent quote from an Austrian official. Austria had imposed the harshest mandates in Europe. Her name is Karoline Edtstadler, and she's the Austrian Constitutional Affairs Minister. (I added the bold print for emphasis.)
When asked why the mandates were being discontinued, she replied--
"Why? Because there are many convincing arguments that this infringement of fundamental rights is not justified."
Being discontinued because the ruler pigs in suits don't want to become a decoration, hanging from a street pole.
Kids movie got it right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKmV2PIBrCA