there's that quote from Bane in The Dark Knight Rises where he says something along the lines of "You think the darkness is your ally? You merely know the dark...I was born into the dark and it's all I've ever known.." And I always think about that when it comes to cold and Manitoba. Other places can claim they understand cold, but they don't. We're born in it...it's all we know.
I'm not sure we can do total shutdowns anymore. I suspect we are looking at years of this. I dont think our society can handle it economically or socially. But, broadening of vaccine passport requirements ? Yes ! More enforcement ? Yes, especially in areas that we know aren't compliant. And bring a big hammer when you do it. No tickets since October in Southern is ridiculous.