Christie Noem plays politics as the Covid-19 virus spreads in her state

And how is it Christy NoemRepublican governor of state, in response to all this?
“It’s a good day for freedom.” Her office said in a statement Friday. “Joe Biden understands that the president does not have the authority to establish a mask mandate. In this regard, Governor Noem does not either, which is why she has provided her citizens with the full spectrum of science and trusted them to make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones.”
Naoum’s position on mandating the national mask is consistent with the laissez-faire approach she has adopted throughout the pandemic. South Dakota was one of the few states that did not have a stay-at-home order. Naam Trumpiyeh was positive in how she spoke about the masks and their effectiveness. She has made her views clear in An editorial I wrote last month:

“There are many other people who question the effectiveness of masks, and South Dakota residents should take the time to read this information so that they can make informed decisions for themselves and their families. As I said before, if people want to wear a mask, they should be free to do.” Likewise, people who do not want to wear a mask should not be ashamed of wearing it. The government should not impose it. We need to respect each other’s decisions – in South Dakota, knowing a little public courtesy can go a long way.

Recently, a South Dakota doctor wrote to me, thanking me “for treating South Dakota as adults…” I’m telling you this because there are also some South Dakota medical professionals who have written to tell me their concerns about expressing their thoughts on the situation.

Oh, an unnamed doctor, do you say? How does that tale compare to a mountain of evidence for that Wearing masks reduces the spread of the virus? or Estee From Robert Redfield, Head of the CDC: “We are not defenseless against COVID-19. Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – especially when used globally within society. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

So yeah.

If Noem needs an example of how to put partisanship aside and treat the increase in COVID-19 cases as a public health emergency, she needs only to look at her neighbor to the north. Friday, North Dakota. Doug Borghum, who is also a Republican, Issued a statewide mask mandate It aims to deal with the growing coronavirus crisis in his state. “Our situation has changed, and we must change with it,” said Borghum, by explaining why he was being reversed about the mask mandate and other restrictions designed to curb the spread of the virus.
What is the difference between Burgham and Neum’s approaches to the current crisis? Mostly national political aspirations. Noam has been mentioned, since her days in Congress, as someone who might end up getting a Republican national card someday. (For what it’s worth, South Dakota residents keep going Give Noem positive signs.)

This means, in the current iteration of the Republican Party, following President Donald Trump’s leadership in making masks a political statement rather than a public health necessity. The key is not keeping as many people safe as possible. It is making sure to show that there is no space between you and the boss.

So Noem continues to fight science even as the virus infects more and more of its components.

She (and Republicans in the state and nationally) will undoubtedly notice that South Dakota continues to do so Give Noem positive signs About how she handles the job. But keep in mind This testimony To CNN’s “New Day” from nurse Judy Durring in the South Dakota state emergency room about treating Covid patients who “don’t want to believe that Covid is real:”

Their last words are: “This can’t happen. It’s not real. “And when they should be … they face their families full of anger and hatred.”

Leadership does not tell people what they want to hear. In moments like these, people are told the hard truths – even if you know it could hurt you politically. Noem sets policy on public health, which is right with how Trump handles this entire pandemic.

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