Canada government: "Funds will begin to be available in 6 weeks." Starvation deaths will begin in about 1-2. The curve showing the increase in crime will follow the death curve.
Now you know why the army has been mobilized.
In times of auld, men travelled the world by sailing ship. There was no quick way to cross the Atlantic, or Pacific for that matter. In the 1700's it took 6 weeks or more to sail across from Southampton to the mouth of the Hudson river. That's a long time to be in quarantine.
Today we fly of course. And that is probably how such diseases always make their way round the world, since the advent of flight, and modern technology in general. Yet we have rules for not bringing live animals on flights, they need to be quarantined as a matter of procedure. We didn't hold ourselves to the same set of rules, we the bigger dirtier animals.
Interesting article on how poltical polarization influences response to life-threatening pathogens. Liberals were less concerned about Ebola in 2013-2014 than Conservatives, and now with Covid-19, the reverse is true. I guess we were just lucky that Ebola isn't as contagious and never made it around the world.
Anyway, moral seems to be that people are inclined to pick a team and stick with it come hell or high highwater, even going so far as to distort reality.