This is an interesting thought experiment but I don't think it would be as effective as you believe because the chances of dieing from Corona are extremely small.
I'm not a political person and am very independent but I can completely understand why people, especially minority communities, want to go back to work as soon as possible so that they can feed their families and pay their bills.
From my experience it is mainly those who are very well off and haven't had any significant impact on their lives who want people to remained lock down for an even longer period of time.
What is also a great thought experminet is to read this and see how this post is a great example into the thought process of a privialged liberal, especially a feminine white liberal male.
These are the same type of people who will scream that you are a racist until they are red in the face if you don't completely agree with them politically, but will then, in the same breath, turn and call an African American conservative the most vile and racist slurs you will hear in today's public dialogue. Another great example of this was when AOC proclaimed that you shouldn't be willing to run for office if your skin wasn't the correct color. Lmao! There lack of self awareness is amazing but highly entertaining!
They have no wisdom , they are not very smart and they are not impressive in any way.
To those reading, notice how this individual is so emotionally invested into their politics ideology that they are completely incapable of any rational thought?
This individual, supposedly, believes that if red states open that there is going to be a mass extinction of conservatives....lmao!
Think about how completely incompetent, uneducated and naive you would have to be to convince yourself that would happen.
I always dip in and out of this subreddit every few weeks to get a glimpse of what the feminine white Liberal male take is on some subjects and am never disappointed on the great wisdom and knowledge found on this subreddit.
Lastly, just to add to your original thought experiment, if AOC is correct that the world is ending in 12 years then would passing healthcare or gun legislation even matter?