This article reinforces my interpretation of my own recent experience: At 79, but with a still-vigorous immune system, strongly bolstered by regular prophylactic vitamin-C usage, plus massive extra doses during suspected slight illness, I had what I now take to be a brush with covid. (I've not been cowering-in-place at all; out and about throughout, and in normal social contanct with all comers, promiscuously.) The symptoms were so mild as to be barely noticeable, and lasted for three days - about three times the usual defeat-conclusively-with-lotsa-C time needed when I feel some other corona pathogen having a go - so, yes, compatible with the unusually nasty virulence of the covid-flu. But really: no big deal.
I've never used masks, for either of the specious 'reasons' given: to 'protect' myself or to 'protect' others. Never convinced that they do either thing. Never been coughing, spluttering and sneezing anyway. And now - by the information offered in this article (if the figures are to be trusted; always a big if!) - it seems that what we need to do is let the infections rip, killing the usual very low percentage of unfortunates like any seasonal flu, and achieving rapid HIT for the rest of us, with either no or only mild symptoms.
Ironically, in this best-of-all-possibly-governed ukstates, I've given blood for tests just a few days ago, but I can't get an antibodies/T-cell test done, because it's 'not on the list' - I'm informed. I can get it done privately if I like; but why bother? The whole thing's such a storm in a teacup, if someone in my age group, with no co-morbidities, can see it off so easily.
BTW, the thumbnail CV of the writer of this article gives some pause. With those affiliations, he would be in favour of getting back to BAU ASAP, wouldn't he? But still, with that messenger/message allowance made, do his arguments stack up? Seems possible, at least.