No one, including me, says that the number of cases means everyone is going to die. At this time, the best guess so far is that between 0.5%-2.00% of people who become ill might die. And some may survive but suffer long-term disabilities. If you are okay with a herd immunity strategy, that is a hell of a lot of deaths and suffering.
And, the jury is out on whether a herd immunity strategy will even work. Read the entire article that James linked to, not just his extract.
The point of widespread testing and the other methods I mentioned is to try to reduce the prevalence of cases and preferably eliminate the pandemic. In that sense, it is MORE important than the number of deaths.
Naturally, it would be helpful to have an accurate count of deaths. That information is also not available in the USA or Mexico.
You state, "there is way more testing going on so obviously there will be more positives being reported." First, there is not way more testing going on. Second, your statement sounds Trumpian.
Finally, I do not even know what you meant by, "Anyone else noticed that this event has changed from "PANdemic to a "CASEdemic"?"
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