The stats come from a geriatric specialist MD with whom I work. Upon a quick review, it may have been overstated, although most of the research seems to be into 1 year mortality, which is a bit over 50% in the elderly. Thank you for the correction. My question was really rhetorical. I'm not looking for advice on this issue from this forum. I know what to do. It's what I have done for a living for over 20 years. I was really pointing out that isolation has many unintended consequences. I have previously discussed depression, anxiety, increased suicide rates, increased drug and alcohol use,increased domestic disputes, a result of isolation and fear. People are dying because of the mandated isolation.