Remember, this situation is temporary
The interesting thing about this pandemic is that, unlike a friend’s choice to go vegan or buy a dog from a breeder, this is temporary. Very temporary. It might be a shame to make a permanent decision based on a temporary circumstance. If you can agree to disagree over differences that won’t go away (like religious vs non-religious), perhaps you can do so for something that will go away one day. Ideally, in a couple of years, what you think about COVID-19 won’t matter because it will be gone.