A safe and Happy Christmas to all, at this tumultuous time of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some who have lost loved ones, this is a particular difficult time. We need to remember these tragedies and remember the contributions that those we have lost have made. We need to reach out to those who are alone or who are suffering. And even as we have hope for the future, that hope is building on the contributions of many, including the contributions by those we have lost. Our hope for the future can start with the new vaccines which are rolling out. Our hope from the future will build on the friends and family we have and the friends we will get to know this coming year. As your MLA in River Heights, my team is there to help you. If we can assist you, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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