No it won't - there is no evidence that shutting down a country increases death and/or suffering as long as you have a functioning first-world government that actually understands the need for social safety-nets. In fact fatal automotive/work related accidents are already down massively for this year and preliminary studies on the reduction of pollution output shows tons of other lives saved. Further the idea that it's "hardly worse than seasonal flu" is probably the dumbest thing I've ever read. I don't understand what the people that say this are basing their information on. For the past few decades, in the US, the worst seasonal flu's killed between 60,000 - 80,000 people. This has killed 150,000 people, in half the time, and that's with a massive mitigation effort put in place. Further in pretty much every state non-covid pneumonia related deaths are up 200% half way through the year - which means the number of COVID deaths is most likely under-represented. That's on top of the fact that other, non-covid related emergencies could have resulted in more deaths as hospitals were overwhelmed with COVID patients. There is no reality where what you're saying is true. You can't explain what you're saying without basing it on your feelings because the numbers from basically every first world country doesn't match what you're saying. Individual governments? This isn't the first time there has been a disease that required temporary change, only to have life return to normal afterward. Internally some countries that manged to handle the virus already returned to normal, sans basic practices like wearing masks, attempting to distance when possible. Once a vaccine arrives most countries will probably return to normal entirely.