-protocanadian gov has really been on top of this so far
lol not remotely
one of the lowest infection rates per capita of any first world country currently. we were one of the first countries to start testing. already exploring shutting down border. international flights are already being limited. $10 billion stimulus package for businesses announced today, direct inconvenience payments to affected citizens likely announced tomorrow. guarantee that people wont be screwed with rent, groceries, bills etc.
already $500m addition funding for healthcare system, $100m for testing, $50m to push travel and hand washing messages, $50m to WHO.
not to mention canadian researchers were the first to isolate the virus and are also first to be testing a treatment/vaccine. gov has been making sure adequate funding is being provided to these efforts.
the only reason they think the infection rate is low is because they refuse testing for anybody who hasn't been to (short list of high risk countries)
no travel restrictions
virtually no testing
our hospitals are on the verge of overwhelmed as standard operating procedure
sorry but you're in for a nasty surprise
edit to add a few points for anybody who isn't taking this seriously still - even following the official numbers, which is reasonable here since Italy had poor testing as well, Canada is on track for the exact same growth pattern as Italy. We are just 2 or 3 weeks behind them. It's really hard for the average person to visualize the number of cases DOUBLING every 2-4 days, which is what an R0 of 6-7 gives you.
Recall that Wuhan Virus is so contagious that over 70 people at a conference of 175 attendees total in Boston got infected. Meanwhile in Canada we have had confirmed cases who attended a dental conference in BC and a mining conference in Toronto, both with 5-figure attendance lists (edit2: a guy in Edmonton is now confirmed to have caught it at that dental conference)
Recall that certain countries are reporting up to 20% of cases need ICU care/mechanical respiration. Look how few hospital beds Canada has per capita.
This is all made worse by the fact that the Canadian govt & state media are still telling massive lies like "masks don't protect you or prevent spread" and "you are only contagious when you have symptoms." Stay safe everybody, if you have the means you should definitely work from home, stock up on food and supplies (should have a month ago lol), and avoid public gatherings of any kind