Denial/self-preservation. Nobody wants to be the person that pulled the plug. They will be unelectable as the economy will take a beating and many businesses will completely fail. By doing small steps, I think the economic effect will be worse, the body count will definitely be worse, but the politicians can say "we tried but the virus was too hard to control".Here’s the thing about the positive test stats... for every person that tests positive, there are an exponential more that have been effected by that person and either gone undetected so far or have mild symptoms and didn’t reach out for testing but are still contagious and passing it on to others. This cycle continues. With 50% community spread transmission (as opposed to imported from travel), the reality is that Canada is already behind this thing and we’re going to see huge spikes in the coming days/weeks... which is why I’m still confused we are not in Lockdown yet.