I’m in the UK and I’m classed as high risk, so is one of my children. I don’t trust official advice 100% as the government was too slow to respond. I took both children out of school before schools closed.
I know of a person who has died and of another person who’s on a ventilator, and of various people who had symptoms and recovered but weren’t allowed to be tested- this is not through long chains of friends of friends of friends. One friend is particularly ill but not allowed to be tested and not ill enough for hospital, just confirmed by the doctor that it’s the symptoms. They’ve been ill for weeks at varying levels.
I feel as though some of the advice is issued because there isn’t enough supplies for the nhs, let alone everyone else. Not all people will become seriously ill from it. For me it’s a case of the virus could kill me because of various health issues, and the medication that may be needed to treat it has a very high risk of killing me because of the nature of one of the faults with my heart.