Sadly, even those numbers may be inflated,all for dramatic effect and for payments they receive by making such claims.
This virus is, like all viral infections including the flu, are dangerous to those with weakened bodies, but there was no reason to kill the country over it.
Which brings us back to the point of my argument. By protecting the people living and working in care centers, we can cut the number of Covid-19 deaths in half. With half the number of fatalities, there is no good reason to shut down the economy.