Personal freedoms end at public welfare. I can't shoot guns off in public because I want to. I don't have smallpox, polio, mumps, measles, rubella, diphteria, pertussis, hepatitis, and rarely get or have mild influenza annually because of vaccines, and sanitary public health practices around sick people.
BTW, yes the cost to self for $.01 mask, and free vaccine vs $20,000 for hospitalization, medical treatments, and ICU care ignores also this: 1- 10% Long haul COVID persists health care costs, disability, lack of work productivity etc. 2- The South has few open beds in ICU's. This impact, rarely discussed, means if others need a bed; Multi [ eg MVA] trauma, severe cardiac or neurologic event, acute especially abdominal surgery, they must wait or get a step down [less monitoring]. 3- Medical personnel are exhausted, more going on quarantine or isolation and out from work. Care is lessened. Outpatient elective procedures or visits are decreased, impacting cancer patients most.
It's time to impose the continued health of the majority on the impish ignorance of the minority.