“When he said it, I believe he was confused... We’re ready to go as soon as the vaccine is approved.”
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“When cases are still on the rise in Nebraska, that's a really dangerous mindset to have,” Democratic state Sen. Megan Hunt said of Ricketts' decision.
“I think that bars are probably one of the last things that you want to reopen because it’s hard to manage,” said Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, a Florida epidemiologist.
“I’m not judging her by issuing a mask mandate here,” said Brad Hart, the Republican mayor of Cedar Rapids. “I’m just trying to protect Cedar Rapidians.”
The number of Americans killed by COVID-19 surpassed 190,000 this week.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has been doing his best President Trump impression for months but still trails both his idol and—more importantly—his opponent in the polls.
The president responded on Friday to reports that he denigrated the military by seemingly doing just that.
“There’s no victory here. There’s still a very poor quality of life in the metro areas in Texas,” said Peter Hotez, a dean at the Baylor College of Medicine.
“I don’t think there’s any good political reason not to have a mandate,” said Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma. “I just don’t get it.”