Dying isn’t the only risk, lifelong complications also develop and they’re the more common problem. Of course, with the way America’s hospitals work any such problem that requires constant care is no better than a death sentence by the time your money runs out or your insurance provider stalls you to death.
And the doctors, supermarket staff, the “essential workers” you refer to? They’re risking their lives and many have died. They’re working because if they don’t the rest of us are dead. Without doctors the disease is not contained, there’s no progress on preventative measures let alone a cure. Without the oft-overlooked wage slaves stocking the shelves in supermarkets the average person starves. There’s a reason they’re called “essential” workers.
I get the feeling you’re not thinking about children’s futures when you make this demand, you just want to pawn your kids off for a little while.
In the middle of all this I still can’t stop thinking about the anti-vaxxers and how they say any chance your child could die or develop autism from vaccines is too much… now we’ve got people - and I’ll just bet the overlap is staggering - saying the risk’s just fine as along as they can get their nails done, kids “probably” won’t die, or outright demanding that we “sacrifice the weak” and just kill people off. Something that I can’t help but resent a little more when I think about the fight to get universal healthcare in the US and the demented fever dreams being pushed like “death panels” and now that the tiniest bit of pressure’s on and the actually sensible ideas were rejected out of hand for reasons I cannot begin to fathom the same people who repeat those scare chords are frigging eager to press a pillow down on their grandma.