Hi Daniel, as I'm sure you know, politicians make the final decision because unelected health officials often make recommendations that destroy the entire state. No official, regardless of their doctorates, can supersede civil rights.
Survival is a balance of advice and reality.
not sure who you are someone said you used to run this state or something. As you well know the govt runs the state and takes advice from the CHO. As you have no experience in public health science, epidemiology or virology I suggest you defer to the experts.