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When I was a kid, there was no measels vaccine. We knew that catching the measels as an adult could be quite dangerous. Kids got a bad fever and was knocked out for maybe a week, but generally it wasn't life threatening. So we wanted to have the measels as kids, to be immune when growing up. We went to visit schoolmates in bed with measels.

I have not been able to find exact figures, but roughly half of all Norwegian kids (half of 60,000 a year) caught measels. The total number of deaths was 5-10 a year, but I couldn't find information about who the victims were, i.e. how many of those 5-10 were adults that hadn't caught measels in their childhood.

In any case: The mortality rate was in the range 0,02-0,03% (of those infected). So the Norwegian population was a lot more resistant to the disease compared to e.g. 3rd world populations today. (Maybe, forty or fifty generations ago, the non-resistant ones died before they were old enough to spread their non-reistant genes!) We did take a calculated risk, but growing up without immunity was another risk that we avoided. We considered that risk a worse one.

If I could know for certain that my population group had a death rate of 0,02% from Corona, I might have considered trying to be infected. It seems like the real rate is a hundred times higher. "Calculated risk" means should should do the calculations. When I do them, the answer is: No - even though I did catch measels as a kid, because it was more dangerous catching it as a middle aged man, now that I am a middle aged man and the mortality is a hundred times higher, this time I come to the opposite conclusion. Probably, "a hundred times higher" alone is enough. If I had had a child today, I wouldn't try to have that child infected as a way to protect it.
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