But so what if it’s not killing young people *as much* as older people? Are the lives of older people worth less?

And I’m not sure that that’s even correct. Per the CDC: Nearly 30% of confirmed US coronavirus cases have been among people between 20–44, according to the CDC. Additionally, that age group accounted for 20% of hospitalizations and 12% of ICU admissions among US cases, the CDC found.

I’m just really done with this framing that’s become mainstream: that the virus is “only” killing old and sick people, so what’s the big deal? It’s terrifying, straight out of a dystopian novel.

But your point is still valid — if it were ravaging their communities they might take it a little more seriously. Which makes them pretty much failures as human beings.

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