And this, Steph –
– “…schooled into the correct way of thinking”
Nature doesn’t care what we think. You can think covid-19 is just a bad cold all you like; it will still kill around 1% of the people it infects, and leave five to ten times that number badly incapacitated, possibly permanently damaged. This is simply a fact, as best determined so far by observation. It is likewise simply an observed fact that covid-19 outbreaks have overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare systems. Reality doesn’t give a damn about your, nor anyone else’s opinions.
It is up to each of us to see reality as it is rather than how we think it is or how we’d like it to be. That is the discipline reflected in the scientific method, and the principle by which science achieves its successes.