This year's pride parade was the largest yet. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated. Thank you to the organizers for all the effort that went into putting on this event. Last week in the Manitoba Legislature I spoke on Winnipeg's Pride Celebration and on Supporting the Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) Community in Manitoba. My statements can be seen by clicking on the above links.
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