This article by David Eggars in the NYT tells you all the scary, ugly information they aren’t telling you. For example:
P: What should we do?
A: Stay away from others. Stay inside.
P: And then we won’t get the virus?
A: Absolutely you will get it. Everyone will get it
P: How long should we stay inside?
A: I’m thinking two months. No, three. Six? No, 12. Yes, 12!
P: Then it will be gone?
A: The virus? Lord no. It could be 18 months till we get a vaccine. But by then you’ll have already gotten it, so the date doesn’t really matter. Especially given that the virus will come back double-strong in the fall.
P: So it’s less potent in the summer?
A: Absolutely not. Who told you that?
P: But everyone’s talking about reopening stores and everything now. How does that square with 18 months?
A: That’s easy. People will die.
P: Wait. What?
A: Oh sure. So many more. Oceans of people. Even just 1,500 a day for eighteen months means 800,000 in the U.S. alone will die from this virus. That’s what the Minnesota scientist says. Osterholm. He’s one of the foremost experts in the world. He’s been right every step of the way so far.
P: What? 800,000?
A: That’s if things stay more or less steady. It could be higher, much higher. With the easing of restrictions and all.
P: No one’s giving us this information.
A: Well, you know how we’re stretching out the cases over a longer period of time? Flattening the curve? We’re also flattening the truth.