Kevin Willis wrote:13th Man wrote:mtcan wrote:I don't know what last resort means. Is it when case numbers are in the thousands (because is actually is, in Canada) or when hospital capacity is maxes out (which is beyond the point of last resort). We also know that increase in case numbers inevitably leads to increasing hospitalizations. This is common sense. The point of these measures is to avoid the real last resort which is when tough decisions have to made as who gets the ventilator and who gets to die. This has already happened in other parts of the world. We don't need to get to that point. That is the real last resort.
The symptoms of Covid seem to have gotten milder and less dangerous. The hospitals in Ontario are not being overwhelmed. That was the whole purpose behind flattening the curve in the first place. They've jumped the gun on the latest measures imposed imo. Small businesses are getting further destroyed as well as the public's physical and mental health.
That is a strong possibility that they jumped the gun this time. Very, very possible. However they took a ton of criticism for being too slow to react at the beginning, I don't blame them for being a little gun shy. If your boss chews you out for responding too early , next time you will be early or you might lose that job is what you will be thinking. Plus saving lives is a major concern. I want to see the economy open up more but the lives thing gets me every time.
I'd rather be overly cautious than under prepared.