Rather than completely destroying the American economy, how about telling Pres. Trump to request that everyone who is over age 70 to quarantine themselves until the coronavirus has run its course? The government could also provide assistance to all these people helping them stay home. The cost of doing that could be one percent of the $1.5 trillion or more we’re currently looking at to support companies, small businesses and people unemployed by the virus.
My wife and I would not object to staying home if we were called upon to save America. I believe there are tens of millions more who would do the same. This would allow everyone else to go back to work and re-start our economy! Remember that the majority of people dying are 80+ with underlying health issues.