Is it worth tanking the economy over the Coronavirus lockdowns? (COVID-19)

Hey guys. 

What are your thoughts on this? Is the pandemic worth the economic loss for millions of people around the world? 

A record 3.28 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, shattering "the previous record of 695,000 set in 1982 [when we had 29% fewer people] and well above ... the 2008 financial crisis" (the data dates back to 1967).