Several weeks ago, the main message from Canadian public health officials was that everything is under control and that the risk of a spread here was low.

Now, Health Minister Patty Hajdu is recommending we stock up on a couple weeks’ worth of food and officials believe Canada won’t be insulated and that minimizing the damage from a pandemic is now the objective.

This is not something we’re used to hearing. It sounds like it’s out of a movie. Then again, when you play the numbers game, it’s hard to believe this or something like it hasn’t happened sooner.

Read True North’s Anthony Furey’s full column in the Toronto Sun!

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