The Genie IS out of the bottle. The Chinese can whip out another virus on demand and keep the West floundering and wetting their knickers continuously, if this is going to be our response to it.
Our overseers aren't going to let up on the restrictions until we make them let up; they LOVE them. They don't lose THEIR paychecks, we jump when they say jump and we ask "How High?" on the way up, and they're constantly getting caught doing what they tell everyone else not to do....
Everyone do what they gotta do, though.