Manitoba has the second highest rate of deaths from Covid-19 iun Canada. Only Quebec has more.
Recently, I heard Manitoba health officials said the reason Manitoba was in such poor shape during this pandemic was because Manitoba had so many homeless and poor people. I believe that is true. But is it really the fault of homeless and poor people? That begs the real question—why does Manitoba have so many poor people? And why have Manitobans not cared about them? At least until now.
Now some people are starting to realize that during a crisis we are only as strong as our weakest members. Inequality in other words is dangerous. I wish more people learned this valuable lesson. Reducing inequality is good for all of us. It is not just poor people who benefit from such measures—we all do.