The evening of Sept 21, I joined many others at a fundraising event to help support children in the Congolese community in Manitoba to go to school. This is an invaluable initiative by the community. Leaders in the community recognize that education is the great equalizer and they want to ensure that their children have the best possible chance to get an education and to succeed. This effort was also supported by many members of the Winnipeg Downtown Rotary Club.
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