What do I mean by this? Here in the Red River Valley, the spring flood forecast is not good. They expect flooding. How can we respond if everything is still locked down? Have you ever handled a sandbag that they use to block floodwaters? I have. They're damn heavy"Social distancing" is simply not practical when moving them along a line, not to mention the risks of injury of catching and throwing without thinking about this. What about other disasters? What if Australia had still been on fire while this pandemic was happening? Or what if this pandemic had hit a month earlier when Newfoundland was repeatedly hammered by snow? You don't think that would have disrupted vital supply lines to get supplies to people who needed them? What if an earthquake hits? You think you'll be able to maintain "social distancing" when all the buildings around you have collapsed, not to mention the impact on hospitals and such?
Folks, this is very serious. There will be a next pandemic, and it won't care about our timelines or what we need or if our homes are flooded or burning down. We need to start having these conversations.