I see silver linings and darker linings from the newest data. The death rates are down (from the 5% morbidity that we had seen so far) I suspect due to the fact that this latest peak of the first wave of cases is skewing far younger than the earlier infections. I know our average age of infection here right now is early to mid 30's - from shitheads in bars not bothering to take any precautions.
The tougher development is that the long-term effects on the lungs looks awful for a lot of people. I know a few that have dealt with it, in their 40s and 50s, who can't climb stairs in their house or walk to the parking lot without getting winded severely now. I think that this a lot of us are more committed to never getting this thing than we were earlier on in the ordeal. I, too, was of the mindset that the point of flattening the curve was to space out the inevitability that we were all getting in, and just save the medical system from being overwhelmed. Well, I have a different opinion of it now. I don't want this thing taking years off the back end of my life for respiratory scarring and complications. Additionally, we now know that this thing is particularly bad for blood type A. I am A+, reconfirmed in the past two weeks by test just to make sure. So....I don't want this shit. And frankly, I don't give a damn what any non-epidemiologist thinks or has to say about this. In particular, anyone that clearly approaches everything from a well-honed Breitbart echo chamber rationale.
Regardless, our hospitals in DFW are bursting at the seams. ICU full at UTSW, and they are already moving more beds into the ICU and using the ER as triage at the Baylor and Preby systems. We have a ton of hospitals, but we have too many COVID patients already to take another few days like we have seen the past two weeks. And there is no sign of anything but things getting worse so far.