The coronavirus is a very deadly disease. To people in their 80s. And these are precisely the people we are doing absolutely nothing to help. All of the inane whining of “don’t kill grandma” masks a complete lack of interest in what actually happens to grandma. We are wasting a ton of resources in efforts to protect the people who aren’t at risk and doing nothing for the elderly who are.
We will come to our senses eventually, pretend that “testing” magically eliminated the virus, and leave quarantine. Since absolutely nothing has been done to address the horrific mortality among the elderly, they will start dying again.
The nursing home model needs to start getting dismantled today. And people who really want to help should get on that instead of the ridiculous clapping to bored, underworked, or furloughed nurses.