There is an alternative to sheltering in place forever (not quite, but probably at least 6-12 more months which at least will feel like an eternity), but for whatever reason, we as counties, states and a country have completely failed to take the appropriate action.I'm in "that age group" likely more affected, but we can't shelter in place until this passes by, its here to stay. There is no quick cure, no quick fix.
People have been saying from the beginning that there is a relatively straight forward way to move forward and at least mostly return to "normal" with minimal risk. Heck, we've seen other countries do it (South Korea is a good example):
Screen, Test, Trace and Isolate
Instead what has happened is everyone went home for a month, then people started getting antsy and screaming "FREEDOM", and now we are slowly reopening things.
And yet it seems that at best some companies have finally gotten the screening part done (yet I suspect most are still weeks away from being ready), testing capacity is still no where it needs to be, tracing still needs a lot more manpower.
Instead of clamoring to reopen, we should be clamoring to get the resources in place to really knock this thing down to a manageable level until a vaccine is developed.