Yes, that is very true.
And if one, at any age gets covid and it is a mild case..... no sweat.
IF you are willing to follow the doctors advice until it is gone.
A neighbors late 50s daughter got a mild case in Dec. Quarantined at home for 2 weeks... no meds.
Was able to work all but 1 day when she was very tired.
Now about 3 weeks ago her parents... neighbors ... one type 2 age 80 and wife who is COPD, having had severe surgery this past summer ( cancer) both came down with a mild case and were quarantining until.
However 1 1/2 weeks ago I know this couple and she ended up in the hospital 10 days ago.... in ICU until yesterday... with such a bad case that the docs said it was touch and go. No idea when she will be out...age 73. However her 78 year old husband , who had been tested with her, and got his results a week ago yesterday....
When I asked him... as I was taking food to him.... if he had gotten his results he said yes. I said negative or positive and he said positive.
So I am exposed to a positive one....
But that is not the worst of it or even very bad but what is.... I do not think he told his wife and she is giving orders to him from her ICU bed. And HE is out and about last Wed to Sams Club, Walmart and who knows where else cause he had to get some things.... and ;pay some bills.
When I volunteered to go do it for him, he refused.
Then on Sunday I ran to the store at 8AM to get him bread and coffee and leave it on hos porch so I could avoid any contact.
Then yesterday a neighbor mentioned she has seen him going out in the mornings. NOT every but more then once.
So this selfish, selfish man is either too stupid to know he is contagious, or just does not care.
I had asked him last Monday if they prescribed meds. and what the doc said. (I was standing 4 feet away)(Handing him food
bags) and he said no meds. Just to take his regular ones and stay home.
The data I look at a lot, shows the mild cases tend to be the norm the younger you are.
As far as your neighbor, sounds like an idiot. I don't buy most of what the media tells me, I have been in person in church since May of 2020, and yet, when I knew I was exposed, and my children, we didn't go to church. I already knew from my own research who was most likely to have problems with covid, I didn't need the health department to tell me to stay away from people. We did that for a week before they told us to quarantine.
My state's data should be similar to overall data, as of last Friday here are the results:
0-9: 0.013% of deaths, 2.86% of cases, 0.012% mortality
10-19: 0.039% of deaths, 9.67% of cases, 0.011% mortality
20-29: 0.38% of deaths, 18.88% of cases, 0.05% mortality
30-39: 0.73% of deaths, 15.03% of cases, 0.13% mortality
40-49: 2.41% of deaths, 14.48% of cases, 0.44% mortality
50-59: 6.76% of deaths, 15.44% of cases, 1.15% mortality
60-69: 16.2% of deaths, 11.78% of cases, 3.63% mortality
70-79: 26.98% of deaths, 6.91% of cases, 10.29% mortality
80+: 46.48% of deaths, 4.87% of cases, 25.14% mortality