I would be rather more sensitive about it than that.
Current UK policy has requested the over 70s to isolate at home for 12 weeks, whilst the majority of the rest of the population have restrictions in place for 3 weeks (as it stands).
Whilst this may have been a little late in starting, I can foresee a situation where they are attempting to restart the economy later next month, whilst the over 70s have a couple more months of isolation ahead.
I think that might just strike the right sort of balance between protecting the most vulnerable and not completely screwing up the economy for the rest of the population.
Although I'm slightly surprised the measure isn't extended down to people older than 65, or even 60.
They should also be wary of pessimistic counting. Using the UK as an example, Covid-19 is a notifiable disease, so all deaths of people with this are reported and counted as Covid deaths, even when they were likely to imminently pass away from another severe health issue. We don't want distorted decision making, just because this is one of the few notifiable diseases and it's being watched.