Unlike the USA approach to staging an epidemic and economic program in the name of "global war", Canada is revealing more of a meaningful range of novel flu data in the interest of public health:
* People OK, maybe with virus - UNKNOWN (up to 80% pop)
* Virus suspected so Tested ~ 99,000
* RESULTS >98.5% test negative
* CASES = 1471 = 1430 Confirmed + 41 Suspect (<1.4% test positive)
* DEATHS = 20
Sadly, people are not surviving so well if they are older, smoke and have other immuno-metabolic burdens like obesity, insulin resistance etc.. Mortality is slightly worse for men than women.
So, keep it simple: Wash hands. Quit touching your face. Keep your distance from others. Stay home.
If symptomatic, check yourself out with the Canadian Assessment Tool [+]
If breathing is labored after a fever and other symptoms, and if going to hospital then please consider asking for treatment by Hydro-Chloroquine. proven useful stopping the virus in fundamental studies and clinical trials in China and later in France.
If you or a loved one needs help preparing an emergency information package to take into hospital -- to ensure fast, effective and personally-relevant care -- then let us know. We can arrange a phone consultation to assemble a doctor-briefing for you.
With all best wishes for your health and safety.