That is something I fully agree on. This is a media driven lock down. Jumped up journos pushing their own importance.I agree about the individualism and the lack of respect, but the government that we elected, as you say, didn't initially want to go down the 'lockdown' route. They were pushed into it via a demand that 'something', 'anything' be done while the science was, and still is, shaky. That is also a lack of respect for authority, just manifesting itself differently.
We've also no exit plan.
Why those same jounros keep asking the same "are we there yet" questions each day of officials is beyond me. Get some scientists in their challenging the scientists and Ministers.