The death rate of COVID may be small to an average person but its a new disease that can easily spread and is lethal to certain groups of people.
Without lockdown vast amounts of those people would be dead...lockdown saved lives.
But it seems all hopes are pinned on a vaccination otherwise it would simply be a pattern of lockdowns and at some point you have to then weigh up the high risk of COVID to these groups versus the detriment to the economy.
Fact is we are only in a second lockdown in the UK, there is progress on a vaccination and thousands if not millions all round the world in those high risk groups are still alive.
My sister (cancer) and elderly parents would certainly be dead if it were not for the lockdowns.
IMO Schools being open makes no sense....kids do not exhibit symptoms but potentially can spread it to the high risk groups.