Number of global deaths by cause – lack of perspective?

To date, the GLOBAL death toll from COVID-19 stands at around 17,000, with experts still unsure how many of those victims would have succumb to their ‘underlying health conditions’ anyway, even if they weren’t infected with the respiratory disease.
That number of 17,000 is of course going to rise, but even if we surpass figures of 250,000 or even 500,000, the death toll still needs to be kept in perspective.
Governments around the world are trigger-happily removing peoples social liberties, as well as universally sabotaging the global economy. After studying the below chart from the IMHE & Global Burden of Disease, the question on my lips is why…?
‘Number of Global Deaths by Cause’ — Draconian Muscle Flexing and a Lack of Perspective
Road Injuries killed 1.24 million globally in 2017 — so why hasn’t transport been restricted to ‘essential journeys only’…? Why haven’t stricter testing measure been introduced…? Why aren’t drivers over the age of 80 having their licenses revoked–as they’re the group with the highest rates of driver deaths…?
Homicides killed 405,000 people in 2017 — so why haven’t lockdowns/curfews been enforced to try and lower that figure…?
Alcohol killed some 185,000 — why haven’t bars been closed, and supermarkets banned from selling the stuff…?
And the top spot, Cardiovascular Disease killed a staggering 18 million in 2017 — so why hasn’t obesity been tackled by shutting down fast-food restaurants, why hasn’t smoking been banned (the top two contributors to the illness)…?
Of course, I’m in no way calling for the above draconian measures to be introduced, but I’m no fan of them being enforced for COVID-19 either. They appear wildly out of proportion given the risk the disease poses the “average healthy” member of the public–the latest data on that suggesting that only 1.3% of those infected who are otherwise healthy …
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