if I wanted some sort of protection from malware there are many places where I can get it by asking, I do not need to be protected involuntarily.
...but most people don't know (and don't want to know) how to protect themselves. This isn't outright censorship. I don't think of it as the works of a "nanny state" at all. I, for one, commend Google for their service, and hope they don't experience an event like this one again.
Suggest you just sit there and wait till life gets easier.