In Minnesota, there are more COVID deaths over the age of 100 than under the age of 50. Obviously, the number of people over 100 is minuscule compared with the people younger than 50.
This distribution repeats, with some slight variation, from one state to another. If there is a person in existence to whom these numbers don’t scream that “one measure fits all approach is a mistake,” that person is probably an idiot. Or the governor of Minnesota, which is the same thing.
These numbers are not widely publicized, and the absolute majority of the people I talk to about COVID are convinced that it’s MORE dangerous to kids than to retirees. For real.