That's one message the province's chief medical officer of health has consistently tried to bring home to Albertans during her news conferences, which have become required watching. This is not a violation of civil liberties.
But she noted the modelling itself is still raw and future decisions will also rely on continued rigorous testing, tracking down infection sources and Albertans following social distancing rules and good hand-washing hygiene.
She said details are now being ironing out with Alberta Health Services but highlighted children and pregnant woman as potential examples.
In the less likely "elevated" model, the province expects to see infections peak at the beginning of May, with as many as one million infections, and between 500 and 6,600 deaths. There are now eight deaths at this facility from COVID-19. The province has completed 68,762 tests to date.
Effective immediately, no visitors will be permitted to visit residents in long-term care, supportive living, congregate living, hospice care and acute care settings in Alberta.
"This data indicates that Alberta's health system is handling the pandemic better than most".
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"But they would be, I think, much more inclined to trust these privacy-invasive measures if they had some certainty that these temporary measures would have a finite end", she said Wednesday, adding emergency measures can always be renewed if necessary.
He also took time to address the economic pressures.
In their own scenario, Alberta officials believe that for every person infected, one to two more people will also be infected - making the number a bit lower compared to neighbouring Saskatchewan.
Officials forecast having enough equipment and supplies until the end of April, and said there could be a potential shortage of face shields and N95 masks by the end of June - but said they haven't factored in supplies now on order.
"I can assure Albertans today, however, that the modeling indicates that we have the health care equipment, personnel and supplies needed to cope with anticipated hospitalizations, including in intensive care units and including the use of ventilators".