We are only a few weeks behind what’s happening in Italy. We must take drastic measures now.
Italy, a nation of 60 million people, is in total lockdown.
And Italy is not an outlier.
They are simply a bit further ahead in their outbreak.
In fact, the charts of Coronavirus spread in many other nations makes it clear that we are only a week or two weeks behind Italy.
Here is the trend of cases in Canada:
I’ll just put it out there for ppl to make their own decisions. This is the timeline of #COVID19 cases in Canada since the first case was detected on Jan 28. As of today, 78 cases confirmed. Not a lot considering our population. However, the trend is not reassuring. #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/lOpzMxLixC
— Tina G (@Tina_Gonzy) March 10, 2020
Here is the trend of cases in other countries, showing how far behind Italy they are (meaning what’s happening in Italy awaits other nations):
Here's the coronavirus data, overlayed with the dates offset by the amounts shown. One of these countries is not like the rest. Everyone else will be Italy in 9-14 days time. pic.twitter.com/VESY54X1gP
— Mark Handley (@MarkJHandley) March 9, 2020
Both the chart for Canada, and the cases in Italy and many other nations shows an exponential spread. Additionally, some are now warning of testing shortages in Canada and other nations, meaning that there are many people who could already have Coronavirus without knowing it.
The course of action for Canada is clear.
We have a glimpse of our future, and it looks like Italy.
We have perhaps one, two, or if we are very lucky, three weeks before that happens.
Which means we still have time.
This is what we must do:
SHUT DOWN OUR BORDERS, CLOSE ALL SCHOOLS, AND SHUT DOWN ALL LARGE PUBLIC GATHERINGS IMMEDIATELY.
That is what Italy has done in desperation, and it would be an absolute disgrace if we just waited a few weeks to take measures that could save lives NOW.
In a spreading viral epidemic, we must take strong and decisive action to protect the Canadian People.
We must act NOW before it is too late.
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