Except when what catches one's eye proves to be seriously misleading i.e. 'most Oregonians' in a more standard use of the English language would be 'most Oregonians who live in the Portland area'. Pft. They are going to use the excuse of the plague to exercise every scruple of power that they can get away with.
I haven't yet caught up with how Professor Vermeule expects that the exercise of the civil power by the 'common good conservatives' in a renewed republican commonwealth won't be as awful to behold as Governor Brown's. Early days yet, however.