We'll also never know how many people have died but not been counted as a coronavirus death
We know lots of cases of the opposite though - including a gunshot victim listed as a coronvirus death in the US... I'm going to treat the balance as roughly equaling out because.... what else can we do...
What I object to is the attitude of 'so what if a few old people die'
I'm entirely in favor of special protection and services for the more vulnerable but most countries (and most people) seem to oscillate between "We're all doomed!" and "We have nothing to lose!" without the kind of finely tuned nuance that some of us (comme moi, par exemple) bring to the discussion.
In cold economic terms indefinite lockdowns and social distancing are not viable - as they'll end up killing more than the virus and the particular nature of this virus even makes things like contact tracing more difficult than usual.
A comment I heard on one discussion is kind of what I'm coming to think. It can't be stopped or isolated like some other infections and what's left for it is to burn itself out and all that most countries can do is try to keep the number of casualties as small as possible.