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There are surely some doctors and police happier not ordering people about or advocating and employing strongarm tactics to enforce social distancing and isolation. If they exist, we rarely hear about them.  

Likely they are keeping their heads down to avoid being accused of undermining public health.  Anyone not in favour of harsh measures is suspect. 

This has always been a favourite tactic of authoritarians. Take a hard line and repeat it constantly to silence dissent. Hard line measures have an internal logic: when facing extreme danger only extreme measures can keep us safe. Anyone who questions them therefore endangers our safety.