Covid-19 does kill the elderly and immuno compromised but elderly is a relative term, when I was a teenager anyone over thirty was elderly, yesterday I was told I'm still just a kid by my 91 year old neighbor, I was 60 last month.What am I misunderstanding? Nature came up with a virus that kills the elderly and immunize compromised...Shocker it happens and this won't be the last time either. The general consensus is that the lockdown occurred after most people were already sick in January and February. The horse had bolted.
As for kids, people will sacrifice everything to save their children, so on that point I concede. But I disagree, without children to replace aging workers life will suck for everybody. They are the future, where as the 93 year old pensioner is at the end of their time.
Yes, many states would ignore an executive order to mask up. Unless you are willing to enforce said order good lucky carrying it out.
Your problem is that you think man can dominate nature and bend it to its will. We can't, and this virus is just proof enough of it. Sometimes the only thing you can do is ride the storm out and pray.
I've seen an awful lot of people die who either aren't in that criteria or didn't know they were in a risk group because there condition hadn't been diagnosed. The US has just passed 160k deaths and your hand waving them away like they mean nothing, good luck with that praying thing if it comes to your door.