Spain established its COVID-19 death rate as ~1.1%. The percentage of Spain's population aged over 60 is ~21%; more than 90% of deaths are in this demographic. Yet as is typical, a deranged argument flanks the data:
"If the percentage of infected people who eventually die is around 1.1%, as the study suggests, the cost in human lives of herd immunity would be between 200,000 and 300,000, making the method unacceptable. Epidemiologists consulted by this newspaper said that social distancing measures must remain in place until a vaccine becomes available."
Spain heavily depends on tourism and hospitality, a sector for whom social distancing is anathema. Yet it must perpetuate distancing until a vaccine anywhere between a year to the arse end of forever away is available? As stated before, the majority of people are treated as children to be entertained by clowns - by necessity the party and its nonsense has to end, and workable compromise informed by facts found. To be fair though the panic isn't wholly bad, as it contains aspects of education in personal hygiene, and induces reductions in traffic and air pollution. Anyone who has spotted a pubic hair in a drive-thru sourced Caesar salad amid the morning rush hour smog knows how traumatic such things are.
To pontificate a bit more on urbanization...in the past we've identified that certain NPA types prefer rural living, particularly NP types. Quiet places with less bustle allow for control and order, while the stresses involved in perpetuating this are fewer. Since as a species we centralize evermore in big cities, a result is individuals ill-suited to these environs aren't operating at their best. Benignly this inadequacy manifests in escapist games like Animal Crossing, or in TV shows touting retirement in country idylls, but more seriously increases incidence of burnout and mental breakdown. Throw a pandemic and associated panic into the mix, and excessive urbanization looks as unhinged as the news.