For those that don't work in hospitals or mortuaries, it's 20 times more likely you will know someone who had a baby in the last 6 months than someone who died from covid-19
The baby thing... just crazy. I don't understand why humans would want to bring a life into this world. I almost find it cruel.
Died from Covid? You're right, i know no one in that respect. Which is a good thing... hopefully it stays that way. But, considering how many die and the population size, that's not something unusual. It would be rare to know someone that died. I think the only measure of how bad this is, is keeping track of hospital admissions and hospital capacity. More than half of my family are doctors so they tell me... as of now, it isn't near as bad. People are getting laid off bc they don't have enough people in hospitals. That could change if infections blow up... but, we can only wait and see what happens. My uncle told me it can get bad if what we are being told about the virus is slightly right in its infection rate and death rate. But who knows at this point. I'm in Cali and it seems like are cases are blowing up recently but everything is still within capacity.
Also, i do know people that have caught it. No one personally. But my brother in law had two people at his work that tested positive. And, i ate at a restaurant that shut down bc an employee tested positive... shame, bc it's boom Mexican food, but it's shut down till July bc of the infection. So, i don't know anyone personally in family or friends, but i've heard of cases from people/places they know. I've been sticking to not going out (as i'm a gamer and produce music... all of my past-time activities are home based), so i'm not really worrying about anything atm. I just want people to be safe bc i do have people in my family with pretty bad preexisting conditions. It's all come down to my responsibility to be safe so i don't pass anything to them... whether it's Covid or even the flu.