As a medical worker I find these discussions interesting, with many who haven't seen a disease "face to face" downplaying it's seriousness and wondering why? It's human nature. Covid has largely been locked inside homes and hospitals.
Theres some points I haven't seen mentioned much;
1) A Novel virus means it sweeps through populations exponentially intially without mitigation. Unlike flu where there is partial immunity. It's not linear or controllable and overwhelms societal services. It's this, not the number of deaths per se, that argues for mitigation.
2) The pandemic has swept worldwide in weeks, and it is still the northern hemisphere summer. Wait til NH fall/winter and see it really explode.
3) The only countries that have squashed it have deployed pretty much every tool. Lock down until incubation periods are exceeded, masks, border control and social distancing. Anything but full attack has failed.
4) There's no economic quick recovery. Travel spreads every type of virus extremely efficiently, by plane or ship. There'll be limited travel for a long while.
5) Antibody tests are useless, except for boffins studying things in retrospect. Positive or negative does not change individual or population strategy.
In NZ we got lucky to eliminate it, but still made many mistakes. The previous pandemic playbooks have been ignored or not changed rapidly enough.
Anyway, fly to NZ, spend 2 weeks in a hotel then enjoy the beach, bar, football, travel with no masks, and cheap tourism activities.