Therein lies the problem. If we stay locked down, the livelihoods for many will be lost. Think about that for a minute. Imagine you had your life savings invested in a business, and you lost that business because some government bureaucrat decided that we should all say home so that we can protect a very tiny subset of our working population (the elderly). You lost your business, your retirement (because your business was your retirement), your home, and your kids were now stressed out because you couldn't help them with their education. You were looking for a place to rent, although that was tough because you may or may not have first and last month's rent, an unbelievable situation for you a year back when you had a home and a good cash flow. For millions, that is a certainty or has already happened. Yet, getting Covid is not a certainty, and even if you get it, dying is not a certainty by any means. So, the downside of shutting down is that millions will lose everything financially, yet have a very low risk of contracting Covid. If you're old, then play it safe. But, if you're younger (people under 55 represent only 7% of all deaths, and many of those are probably obese, diabetic and in poor health) and represent most of the working class, then you should not be told what to do by a government official whose job is not at risk. I can see both sides, but in spite of that, still don't feel that the government should be able to pick winners and losers. I have yet to hear about any hospital or medical facility that is overrun by Covid patients, although that doesn't mean it hasn't happened.