Old people are not expendable. But they can stay home easier than not old people. Although I know a lot of old people that say they have lived a good life and refuse to hide for what might be the last few years anyway. And the real problems with this disease are the older people like my parents etc.
If you honestly believe this is going to push on for years then you better start planning for your future because we are in for total economic collapse. I'm good. All I have to do is cover my food, taxes, and minimal utilities. I can live on 25K a year if I changed my financial goals of being a multi-millionaire by 60, (and I could do that for a number of years starting today if I absolutely had to). Are you ready to make those choices? Most people are not. So it's time to stop waiting on a plastic bubble because as of now 80% of cases are not severe, (and that's based on who is tested and hospitalized and logically is higher when you factor in the number of people never tested because of mild or no symptoms found in the many anti-body studies).