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Ditto Phil. In fact to me it seems there are 4 distinct risk groups: nursing homes, NYC metro area, co-morbidities, everyone else.
Those first three groups make up some huge percentage of the deaths and hospitalizations nationwide. I don’t have access to numbers right now but 85-95% seems like a good rough idea. Therefore, the actual fatality risk for the last group, everyone else, is very tiny, probably around .005-.01%.
But the exact numbers are not really my point here, which is: if you don’t fit in any of those high-risk groups, then ... you’re not at high risk, so don’t behave as if you are. You’re holding yourself back for no good reason.