John, I could not agree more and the same applies here with most of the deaths being contributed to complications, such as old age, some sort of repertory issue, heart issues, etc but a very, very small number directly contributed to the actual virus. Yet there are so many businesses going down the tube along with massive unemployment etc. I won't have to worry about paying all this back as I am retired and nearly dead, but the kids of the future have a massive debt to deal with for many years to come. Yet we are being told here that this may continue till around September, with the possibility of no sporting events allowed till 2021. I am worried about a lot of jobs and business that won't is able to come out of this the other side and our tourism is one of them that needs the dollars to survive along with so many others that get. their living from the off-spin of that alone. I hope it gets sorted so you and your wife can actually come and see what great countries Australia and New Zealand really are next year as per your plans. If you do make it and have some time in Sydney. I would be happy to come to pick both of you up and show you around the great city of Sydney and any more you have time to see.I'm in a supposed hot spot in Santa Clara County. Last I checked we were 1.7M strong, with under 2000 known cases and about 60 deaths.
I don't mean to be unsympathetic, but really! We're going to continue an economic spiral over 60 effing deaths?
OK, sure. We flattened the curve. We did that by social distancing, not business closure. The hospitals here are empty because there's no elective surgery and the rest of us have been told to stay away. We've disrupted EVERYTHING about our society. Time to let some semblance of normal work itself out naturally.