Quoted from BillPinball:
Based on the data we are seeing, individuals till roughly age 50 with no underlying health conditions are not likely to die from the virus.
Can they get sick, yes, and it can be rough.....
However, you will be more likely to die from falling down the stairs in your house or heck, driving to Costco, than you are from the virus.
1. Individuals over 50 and those with chronic health conditions need to isolate from everyone for the foreseeable future.
2. Everyone else should avoid contact with anyone over 50 and those with chronic health conditions.
3. Those under 50 and without chronic heath conditions should keep the wheels turning, keep the economy going, let the herd build immunity, and slowly get things back to normal.
As an individual with a chronic health condition my family and I will continue to isolate till an effective vaccine is available. This is going to suck for us who have to isolate but that is just the cards that we were dealt.
Isolate the vulnerable but free the herd and we will get through this.
That's a dangerous way to use "statistics".
You hear people say things like "most accidents happen close to home". What's that mean? That means that you spend most of your time at home. Does that mean that living your life in a hotel away from your home will make you safer? No, it doesn't. Correlation does not equal causation. Please remember that.
I'm not willing to throw out statistics without serious consideration first, so I'm not going to do that. I will ask that you consider what the numbers for Covid may look like for people should they expose themselves to potentially dangerous environments as they do travel their stairs or take short trips in their cars.
As many have pointed out, we don't have a lot of data for this virus yet. People need to be patient and listen to the medical community.