Oh boy, I'm trying real hard not to just come at people in this thread because I have stuff to do, but I can't not say something here. I left my anecdote a few pages back but in case you skipped it, I've had both the flu and corona. Only one hospitalized me, put me on an emergency ventilator, and brought me to what felt like the brink of death (spoiler alert - it was COVID-19). I've had pneumonia, strep, bronchitis...basically any illness that you can list off I've had, and never once did I think that any of those would do me in. In fact, I still went to work as a high school math teacher and taught while I had all of those. Unpleasant, but doable. Corona, however, I couldn't even leave my bed when I was in the midst of it. For over a week I had to be carried to the bathroom and basically waited on hand and foot by my husband, especially because this was back in mid-March and nobody knew how to handle this yet (28th case in my state). Nothing else has ever affected me in such a profound way and made me feel so weak, I would not wish that experience on anybody. So basically this was a very roundabout way to bring me to my final point: stop comparing corona to the flu, it is not the same thing as the flu. Yes the flu is bad and very much not-fun to deal with, but it is nowhere near as serious as this virus. Yes we all want the world to go back to normal, but not before we have a decent handle on this.