The Winnipeg Jets came out ahead 3 -2 over the Minnesota Wild in the first playoff game last night. It was an amazing game, as Jets players showed their talent and their energy and their teamwork. It was also an amazing crowd as the whiteout return to Jetsland. Naomi and I were fortunate to be there.
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