I understand and am not trying to imply it should be ignored as insignificant.My brother was previously healthy, and yet he still suffers from fatigue and shortness of breath after having COVID. Even if you survive, the long-term health consequences are staggering.
Besides, you can't estimate an intrinsic case-fatality ratio while a pandemic is raging. The WHO estimated that the CFR of the original SARS was 3%. It was only after the epidemic wound down that we knew it was closer to 10%. I would not be surprised if SARS-CoV-2 was closer to the 4-6% range once this pandemic is over.
Also, don't forget that the Spanish flu had a CFR of around 2%! So, best-case scenario, using your "99% survivability", it's *only* half as bad as Spanish flu. Worst-case scenario, it's 2-3 times worse.
Probably I have let my anger lead my comments it that direction.
But it is also not small pox or polio.
My argument and frustration is with public policy being in my opinion politicized.
Mandates and lock downs that outstrip the danger and carried out to the detriment of the economy.
Ignoring that vaccines have not been the be all end all. That the vaccinated can still contract and spread Covid albeit a an apparent reduced rate.
Panicking over new variants and ignoring science not to instill caution but enforce obedience.
Ignoring treatment options that have proved successful in other nations.
Ignoring that there have been significant health damage from the vaccines in younger populations yet moving full ahead to approve and encourage vaccinations in those age groups where the health risk from Covid is statistically insignificant.
There are intelligent thought out reasons to question and resist public policies and authorities who act more from political motives than health policy.