Is it better to lower death rate?
By that logic should we not shut down during every flu season?
No, partly because most flu seasons have less potential to produce so many deaths and all else isn't equal because we have flu vaccines so usually no need for a general shut down because of flu; Just get enough people vaccinated.
no we should not shut down life just to try to save a small portion of lives.
Wearing a face mask and doing social distancing isn't shutting down life. Even a lock down isn't shutting down life; we still live our lives; just merely differently with a few more constraints. And once the virus is under control we can stop the lock down.
To live life you must have some risk.
Yes. Does that include unnecessary risk? Does that include not wearing a face mask in public during a major pandemic?
If you jump off a sinking ship, would you refuse to wear a life jacket because "To live life you must have some risk"?
In the end we all die.
Which do YOU prefer? Die this year or in some other year? If the latter, do you understand why other people also prefer the latter?