Cancer stats. Pretty bad. And the peak Covid death stats were worse than cancer ones when Europe was at its worst. Same story in the USA. To put it in perspective, about 1600 people (USA), die from cancer daily, this on average of course. Two days before thanks giving, over 2000 Covid deaths were reported. So there is something to be said about controlling spread so that we can minimize death while we await a fix. And it is not say this should always involve a shit down. How lethal is COVID-19 compared to cancer, accidents, flu and other causes? At this point we probably should all just agree that Covid is a highly communicable disease, whose control is currently dependent on us as much as it is the public health experts appointed to figure out how to strike a balance between not being too disruptive while also valuing life. It is not an easy balance, and the answers are ever evolving. Patience, kindness, empathy, and a little selflessness will get us through this. And of course, science.