What a horrible misrepresentation of the real risk here.
Those that actually understand the US healthcare system understand that it is not one that can easily flex capacity. We have a limited number of skilled providers, hospital beds, ventilators etc. these resources will be rapidly exhausted in even the most moderate simulations. The real risk is the disintegration of our ability to care for the sick and a commensurate spike in the death rate of not only COVID-19 but also other treatable maladies.
Again, I will listen to public health agencies, my infectious disease physician/epidemiologist wife and other with actual academic credentials relevant to this subject over Allen53 the running message board guy.
Brain dead, obedient Americans are in ample supply.
The US does not have a health care system- it has a health insurance system- big difference.
I hope your "expert" wife is telling you to eat well, load up on Vitamin C and to continue with your exercise program. Most of the "academic" salaried medical professionals in the US are the most incompetent and single-minded medical advisees (sp?) one could imagine.
Hopefully your wife is volunteering in poor communities where her services are needed most.