In the US, the "one death is too many" attitude falls overwhelmingly into two categories. Limousine liberals who are chiefly concerned with winning the morality d-measuring contest during cocktail parties. Or, government employees whose aim is to do as little as possible while fattening their taxpayer subsidized salaries/benefits. The middle-class is already leveraged to the gills and cannot afford another shutdown. Not all of us want to subsist on the supposed generosity of the government.
Scientists and doctors are not infallible and certainly not beyond stupidity in the name of bureaucracy. Dr. Fauci flip-flopped on masks at least once and certain predictions had us at 2 million deaths in May. Hell, Italy was second on the WHO healthcare rankings and they got slaughtered by Covid.
Appreciate the info on NYC. As mentioned before, tone is tough online and nobody is saying that Covid is not real.
There is definitely a trade-off. Any death is a tragedy. Hopefully a vaccine comes quickly.