"For if, indeed, the individual has no rights, the State’s right over the public health absolutely supersedes any shadow of right the individual may have over his own health.”
Actually, it’s not that the individual has NO rights, but the State’s responsibility to protect society supercedes teh individual’s choice. Supreme Court figured this out over a hundred years ago.
If, for example, your being unvaccinated proved to be a horrible risk to society, say in the event of a massive plague, they can forcibly vaccinate you.
The decision doesn’t make you a slave, just recognizes that if you’re going to live in society, and benefit from society, you have responsibilities towards that society.
Like if you drive drunk they take away your keys. If you ‘trust your immune system,’ you still have to wear a mask.