This for certainty is a serious public health issue, that has grave consequences for some, no doubt about it. It is also a public health crisis that is blatantly exposing the ineptness of various governmental and regulatory officials as well as the influence that the media has over those who choose not to take the time to objectively look at the data that's out there about both how this virus can spread, as well as the relatively basic steps that we all can take to both reduce it's spread as well a continue to function in a fairly normal societal fashion.
I agree with this 100%. When you see people driving with masks on, people who put them on hiking, walking down a deserted street etc. It is very apparent that some folks do not look at what is known of this virus and go overboard on the hype.
THAT said, the whole idea that this thing only effects a certain demographic more severely than oneself is what I take issue with. Is it going to kill me, being a ~40 year old? Likely not. I could land in the hospital if my asthma is effected. Butt, it's the higher age bracket, and those with more severe underlying conditions that we need to be aware of. The teachers in my children's school who bravely go to school every day to teach my kids, their grand parents, that old lady in food service still serving people because she can't afford to sit home, etc and so on.
The videos of 20 year old packed in the bars in Florida... make me want to punch the screen.
People need to start realizing it isn't just about them.