My wife and I were talking about this last night. The really scary thing is that even if the control measures work, they have the side effect of ****ing the economy right over. All kinds of businesses are being forced to close their doors, at least temporarily, and many have to lay off their workers. Canada has an Employment Insurance program which covers people who have been working and paid into it, but the self-employed and small business owners are screwed. And its a negative feedback loop - for every business that has to lay people off temporarily, that's fewer people spending money, which means more businesses lack revenue, which forces more layoffs, etc - this eventually trickles up to affect rent/mortgages and then banks. And the kicker is that it won't just automatically restart when measures are relaxed - just because people can go back to work, businesses can't reopen without customer and revenue chains and if money isn't moving those won't show up.
In short, unprecedented government stimulus and aid measures direct to citizenry are going to become necessary in a whole bunch of advanced democracies. Wouldn't it be ironic if the thing that finally triggers the middle and lower classes to stop voting for low taxes for the rich and start considering measures like universal basic incomes is a global economic meltdown brought about by a pandemic.
On another note, I am VERY mad at millionaires and billionaires right now. Locally, food banks are begging for cash donations on radio and TV from the middle class as we bleed jobs on a daily basis, but there seems to be very little assistance from those who can most afford it. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively being an apparent exception.