Wait, what ?
Factories can reopen but buried people stay buried free of charge.
Old people have lots of medical expenses and they don't die at 65 like they used to so the cost of paying out pensions has risen.
Come on Ter. Get a grip. If this was the US, a victim of this virus would cost far far more to treat than it would cost to pay pensions for a lifetime. Figure out the cost of two weeks in the ICU. You could easily fund a pension with that.
Because you insist on your elderphobia let me point out a couple of things to you so you can adjust your thinking.
First of all China does not have a social security system for people who are now 65 that is anything like ours.
Are you speaking of the US? Hopefully not.
There is no saving to the government by someone dying early. Besides. It is wrongheaded to think of deaths. It is true that 80% of deaths in China are people over 60. That means that as of today there are 560 people over 60 who have died....Most had pre existing medical conditions. There are 1.5 billion people in China and you think that this death figure is significant? Air pollution in China kills 4000 people each day.
Now stay with me youngster. Forget the 560 oldsters who have died and think about the about the admitted 40,000+ cases that have required medical care so far. Care to guess what that is costing? The Median age of an infected person is 40. Now consider the 6500 who are currently in ICU's in China. Care to guess what that costs?
Now since you seem to think that I am no longer worth my keep and would be doing the government a favor by dying let me remind you that:
I work and earn a very substantial income.
I employ people.
I spend money which people your age rely upon.
I do not draw social security but will some day.
Twenty percent of people over 65 are working.
My work helps to save lives and by early intervention save costs to the health care system.
The reason that old people are expensive to our health care system is due in part to the fact that that we have limited capacity because young people, in large numbers, are not insured or covered and do not avail themselves of the health care system.
I am really getting tired of youngsters blaming older people for costing too much. That is nothing short of idiotic. Your time is coming sport. Some day you will be my age. And guess what. Even if you start now you may not be wealthy enough to support yourself without government aid of some kind. And at age 65 or 70 you are going to want to live just as much as I do. I paid my dues son. I served my country, paid my taxes, wiped your ass when you were a little boy, coached your soccer team, paid for your schools, employed your father protected your mother and generally nurtured you and others like you. When I hear bullshit like you are selling I wish we had eaten you when your bones were soft.