"Healthy people who are exposed to the virus may build up natural immunities to it, experts say. Once enough of them have done so, pandemic spread in the rest of the population will no longer be possible.
But that process could take up to two years — and will inevitably cause significant illness and death along the way."
If we 'flatten the curve' it will be two years because no one able to build up an immunity will be exposed, right?
Look, perhaps a situation where the very low-risk are deliberately exposed and quarantined for a couple weeks would be better than what we are doing. Four waves of low-risk patients, knowingly being exposed, quarantined and monitored. That's two months to grant immunity to over 90% of the population.
This cannot go on for more than three months without serious pain, more than six and we are talking deaths of healthy people because of lack of supplies/food/medical care. Personally, given the choice, I would rather go through the mild symptoms so I can help care from my 90 year old grandparents without worrying I will infect them. Right now I go through homes fixing heating systems not knowing... and I won't visit or interact with my grandparents because of the risk.