Why does the WHO hesitate to recommend isolation?
Isolation of the sick is outlined many times within the WHO pandemic plan, yet under much restraint. Additionally it is made clear that exposed, asymptomatic / healthy people should never be quarantined. Not only is the evidence lacking for isolation of the sick, but the evidence was even less supportive for the exposed.
How well did we follow the plan?
While the WHO pandemic plan cautiously recommended the voluntary isolation of sick individuals, this recommendation was not followed and instead, Public Health Ontario imposed mandatory isolation. Remember not just of the sick but of those who are healthy and without any symptoms, contrary to the plan. This lead to an increase of domestic abuse and suicide.