Exactly. And the low mortality rate is achieved only by testing and slowing the growth rate to a minimum so the medical system can handle the most at risk. If we do nothing and the infection rate is super high, the medical system will be unable to respond to everyone's needs and the mortality rate skyrockets. I suspect our country is ill prepared and the after action report will include a lot of fingerpointing and scapegoating. We're all in this together... I miss basketball already.To put this in perspective on the severity of the thing... if the low estimate of the infection rate bears out at 40% of the population and we achieve S Korea mortality rate of .7%, that will still kill 918,400 Americans.
That’s why we have to do everything possible to keep that infection rate well, well below 40%. And that means cutting down on unnecessary physical interaction.