You all keep discussing mortality as if we’re the only critical factor. As tragic as each death is it isn’t what will drive the problem. I haven’t focused on mortality for at least two weeks. The critical factors are hospitalization, ICU usage and health care worker exhaustion/ burn out and illness. These are facts you conveniently try to ignore. Had New York, New Orleans and other city centers not shut down the health care system would have been overwhelmed. BTW the big city urban areas still drive the economy so if they crash we all do. I tend to agree that everyone will be exposed sooner or later. I’d rather wait until there’s a vaccine or better treatment so I, my friends and loved ones have a better chance. Guess what the last month or two have seen advances in both. Antivirals show more than promise. Genetic treatments that slowdown the immune response that has caused so much of the death in ventilator patients has turned survival percentage around. They are testing the use of plasma of survivors is helping There are 70 vaccines in trial. Even the mortality rate for those most at risk is improving. Without flattening the curve these may not have been developed and available. So what do we do with this opportunity? We start opening up under controlled conditions. I agree that those at risk need to isolate while normally healthy people get out and back into work. Use masks, distancing disinfection and the other lessons learned. There’s a balance and it’s ever shifting. Earlier drastic action was called for. Now we need to begin recovery and get back on our feet.