All I said was that he probably won't have respiratory failure, and the statistics back up those odds. According the CDC data of US patients analyzed between Feb 12 to March 16, 12% of cases ended up hospitalized, and of that 20% of age 20-44 are hospitalized. 20% of 12% of cases with patients age 20-44 and no additional data as far as underlying health conditions in that group.It's not just about us as individuals. It's about all of those we come in contact with. Even someone who is young and appears otherwise healthy could have underlying issues you can't see like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
To say "odds are I'll be fine" is selfish and disgustingly misinformed.
About 3% of cases analyzed ended up in the ICU, and of that 12% were age 20-44. So 12% of the 3% that ended up in ICU are age 20-44 with no data on underlying health conditions. It's likely all of these figures will drop as the data grows because the fact of the matter is most people are sent home to isolate and recover. Full CDC report here.
At no point did I say or imply that anybody should or shouldn't isolate, or even should or shouldn't care about themselves or others. I didn't say we should or shouldn't ignore this or do absolutely nothing or absolutely everything. It was a simple and statistically backed response to what that person said, that's it. You're the one that made assumptions and wants to come blasting in here to virtue lecture me on things I didn't say. This is possibly the most annoying thing about the entire pandemic, if you say anything other than "shut down the world we're all going to die" there is always somebody ready to jump down your throat to tell a stranger how bad of a person they are. It's ridiculous.