This morning Dougald Lamont and I attended Habitat for Humanity's Women of Distinction Speaker Series. Dr. Gigi Osler, the President of the Canadian Medical Association was the keynote speaker (top photo). She spoke of the importance of ensuring diversity in the backgrounds of doctors in Manitoba and in Canada. It was good to see Theresa Oswald at the breakfast.
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