Covid-19 is equivalent to making those in the 35-44 age bracket 10 years older. That is all, or, rather, that is how terrible aging is. I have seen so much outrage, lament, and blame being tossed about, all the while we are blind about the abyss beneath our feet.
United States deaths per 100,000 for Covid-19: 175.24
Deaths per 100,000 for those 35-44 (United States): 194.7
Deaths per 100,000 for those 45-54 (United States): 395.9
395.9-194.7=201.2 (more lethal than Covid-19)
What about going from 45-54 to 55-64?
886.7-395.9= 490.8 (over twice as lethal as Covid-19)
Being 85+ as compared to 35-44? 75x more lethal than Covid-19
There are two reasons that people don't give a shit.
1. They have never thought about it/are unaware
2. They think nothing can be done about it
The hysteria seen with Covid-19 is the hysteria with which we should be tackling the aging problem. If you're not afraid to grow old, but you're afraid of Covid... there's no vaccine for aging, and, while you may not contract Covid, we all have aging.
So the next time someone tells you that Covid-19 is a huge issue, tell them: "I'm more worried about turning 45."