On October 21, I had the opportunity to talk with people at the North East Business Exchange at the L'Arche Tova Cafe in Transcona. This is an important issue, because, as the Conference Board of Canada had found in a recent report, the yearly cost to Canada of depression and anxiety in the workplace is $50 billion. We need to act to prevent mental illness and to help people keep their brains healthy. My presentation is at the link below. Click on it to see the video.
Manitoba implemented physical distancing measures in mid-March. South Dakota has still not made physical distancing mandatory. The result is a dramatic difference in the incidence of covid-19 viral infections between the two jurisdictions. This graph shows the number of people with Covid-19 infections from March 27 to April 14. Manitoba ( red line ) started leveling off about April 4 and has seen only a small increase in Covid-19 infections since then. South Dakota ( blue line ) has seen a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections since April 4. Those who are skeptical of the impact of physical distancing in Manitoba should look at this graph! Data are from the Johns Hopkins daily tabulations