Focus on the vulnerable to Covid. The ICU hospitalization numbers and deaths could be dramatically reduced immediately with that approach alone.
Policy has NEVER been zero cases of anything at any cost.
The Media, Biden, Trump, scientists, experts, politicians … could and should keep repeating this basic strategy.
A tiny fraction of a fraction on US soil and world-wide are vulnerable to a bad outcome from the “global pandemic”. The facts, the evidence, the science shows the elderly with co-morbidities are overwhelmingly the most at risk for needing the ICU or worse.
A huge number though of young and healthy all over the world have and will be harmed or worse from the broad lock down, shut down approach.
A study of 50,000 college students that tested positive for Covid: Two hospitalizations. No deaths. Most didn’t know they even had it, no symptoms, not even sick. But major university systems are closed as a result?
“The death rate [with Covid] in a given country depends a lot on the age structure, who are the people infected, and how they are managed.”Ioannidis [Stanford University]
For people younger than 45, the infection fatality rate is almost 0%.”
It has always been true that the young and healthy could catch, suffer from, and transmit any pathogen to someone potentially vulnerable. Thankfully for children, school and college age students, serious Covid risk is almost nil.
Reach out with information, guidelines, resources, money. Laser focus on the vulnerable.
To date, about half of the 200,000+ fatalities attributed to Covid are in nursing homes, senior living, and assisted living. Most everyone agrees those facilities were badly mismanaged and the death rate should have been much lower.
Outside of senior care, the main problem is congregate, multi-generational living. Again reach out, publish information, and allocate funds for support if needed for this group.