A post-pandemic question

Presuming the pandemic ever ends

Can anybody take House Arrest seriously as a punishment ever again?

After basically two years living under house arrest, which our elite assures us is totally okay and justified for the good of the world, who could look at a house arrest or halfway house sentence and declare yes, this is totally acceptable as a punishment and deterrent to committing a crime?

House arrest is now well known and understood to be "that thing the government forced on all of us just because Chairman Xi let his bioweapon get away from him a little early and assured us was for our own good and we'd go to real jail if we balked at it".