Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
Yeah, New Zealand is a nice experiment.

They had zero cases for over 100 days. Then a couple and they shutdown again to make sure it stopped there.

Of course, their geographic reality is vastly different from ours. Or that of most of the Western world.
It helps them that they're a small physically isolated island nation, which leads to an economy that isn't so tightly integrated with their neighbours. They just need to restrict international travel, and then monitor a few key entry/exit points for trade. Even then they couldn't keep it out forever, since they haven't completely shut down all travel.

While I would've been on board if Canada had started off with the same plan of eradicating it, I can understand why we didn't. Avoiding the situation of overrun hospitals like Italy was our primary concern, so we set goals and policy accordingly.