That may be true (or not), but it doesn't change how we should respond. Americans are still dying from COVID-19 -- we know that to be true. It's a pretty simple concept -- stay at home.
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To be fair, people are still dying world-wide, Asia, Africa South & Central America, Europe, Australia. Its not a uniquely American problem.
Numbers can easily be (and likely have been) skewed, inflated, misinterpreted & misrepresented.
Why would you compare the whole of the US against France? Why not US against EU or France against California? that have a more comparable population? And even then, can we trust the numbers as concrete evidence? Esp the early numbers before testing was widely available? Chances are Europe's numbers are much higher, esp cases, likely 2-4x higher than currently stated, when you look at nations/states with similar population sizes.
Same goes for New York, why is the current death toll 2.5x higher than the 3 most populous states a that have almost 2x more cases, but less than 1/2 the deaths?
Point being, it's a far more complicated situation than most are willing to admit or even question the standard narative.
a dangerous virus, but its biggest risks are for those 70+, those with compromised immune systems, and those with other complications and risks, and for some my carry less life threatening complications that affect quality of life.
That said, caution SHOULD NOT be thrown to the wind. It's on you to weigh those risks & make your own decisions, if you're going to be around people who are at risk, you should probably follow protocol, as should they. If you don't feel safe, then you should probably stay home, and away from others. If you do feel safe, then you take on those risks yourself.
It might be selfish, but that's a moral judgment. We make those same choices every time we drive a car, or get on an airplane/ship. There are always risks, and its on you.
Is it okay to destroy hundres of thousands if not millions of livelyhoods & businesses while big-box stores/Amazon get labeled "essential" and make BILLIONS because you're scared? To some, yes, it's the "greater good" to others, its not, esp when it leads to increases in abuse, substance use, and suicide. Meanwhile 190+ thousand have still died regardless of the shutdowns & mitigations?
The reality is that no one has the answers or solutions. no matter how much moral posturing, politicians or media try to display, its all a game to create division and destruction rather than unity & trust.