One of the points I made very early on was that this was an incredibly bifurcated epidemic in terms of serious disease and in particular the risk of dying. Look at these tables and the charts. Look especially at the relative risk of dying if you are infected and you are 29 and under versus 85 and older. At 29 and under you have a 3100 times less risk of dying. If you are 39 and under, you have an 1100 times less risk of dying. Those are staggering differences in risk, and they are almost certainly understated, as many infections in the younger groups go undetected. Now ask yourself how the response to the epidemic made any sense at all. It couldn’t have been stupider. You might also note the heavy concentration of cases in the younger groups, where most of the population is and where contact rates are higher. Thanks once more to Dave Dixon.