Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Imagine if a liberal were the president in office now.
If we look to our neighbors in the north, we can imagine what Democrats would be doing if they had been in charge here.
Sounds like Canadians are preparing for economic suicide if they follow what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be advocating.
He’s saying that this is the “new normal,” until they are able to develop a vaccine.
From Global News CA:
Canadians won’t be able to return to life as they knew it before the novel coronavirus pandemic until a vaccine is available, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.
“Normality as it was before will not come back full-on until we get a vaccine for this… That will be a very long way off,” the prime minister said during his daily news conference on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We will have to remain vigilant for at least a year,” he added in French.[….]
Epidemic controls and surveillance will have to continue over that time so “the chains” of the virus don’t “reignite,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer. [….]
Even then, “there will be things we just aren’t able to do” for a year to 18 months, he added in French.
He then urged everyone to continue to say home and not travel.
Now, it’s Trudeau, and he’s always couching what he’s saying but is he really saying that “controls” have to continue as they are for a year?
On April 8, he seemed to say that they weren’t even considering easing measures for a few months to return to work.
“At some point, in a few months, probably, when we are easing some of the measures, we will have to be continue to be very vigilant about our own behavior in returning to work to ensure we won’t be facing a new epidemic or even worse,” he told reporters.
Few months is insane. Waiting until a vaccine is likely at least six to 18 months to develop.
Canadians are being told that their best case scenario is 11,000 too 22,000 deaths but if they break the controls, “hundreds of thousands” could die if 25 % of the population get infected. Sounds like they’re looking at those models that we were looking at originally before they were scaled back.
Right now according to Worldometers, they have 23,195 cases and 648 deaths. The new case graph looks like it’s flattening over the past several days although we’d have to keep an eye on it.