You’re not listening. People do not care. You can post hospitalization and case numbers all day long. People do not care. They accept the risks, whatever they are, and choose to live their life undisturbed. They are not waiting for some expert to tell them when it’s ok to get back to normal, they have already been there for months. Of course some other people feel differently and live their lives accordingly.
Reality is that the virus exists. Accepting that risk but not giving a fuck about it is not being out of touch with reality, it’s simply taking a different approach to living in that reality from the one you would take.