So there is another way to handle this situation. That is to fight fire with fire. You intentionally and selectively infect people to build immunity and so reduce spread to those at highest risk in the community. You select those who are least likely to have problems and set them up for complete isolation in their homes, enough food etc, and then infect them. They make up 80% of the population so it shouldn't be too hard. People with kids and say those under 20 or 30 would be a good start. Those under 20 have basically no symptoms. You could try a pilot in a small area and see how it went after a few weeks, while you continue with the normal measures which seem to only be delaying things.
There is many potential dangers to this idea most I think can be minimized, the path we are currently on though is very dangerous too.
Before I am able to reply to your post you must first define exactly what you mean by "proper democracy".
Oh dear this is a can of worms worthy of it's own thread. Needless to say no western nation has real democracy and China does have "democracy" when compared honestly to our "democracy". A real democracy can be defined as agreement amongst the people, not just as a simple vote.... The greater the agreement amongst the people the more democratic something is and the less agreement the less democratic it is. So in western nations, you can find common and majority disagreement on many many things and yet they continue unabated. One example is American foriegn policy, wars, etc. Less that 20% of Americans support this, yet in spite of what any new government or president might say before getting in, on it continues. Immigration? Well it is questionable if democracy can ever really work in a mixed society. People of differing cultures do not tend to agree. Large super states? Like the EU. Increasing the number of people in a nation just increases the number that are in disagreement. It may be that small, culturally homogeneous nations are the only entity that can be truly democratic. That is until world wide cultures seek to blend more. Maybe like is done now with forcing nations to mix, forcing Europe to become multicultural, is the right choice even though it is not democratic at all. To me if forcing something on an individual is wrong then so too on a nation is wrong.