Governors like Wyoming’s Mark Gordon and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem are inexplicably avoiding a mandate that the data shows could save lives.
From the Dakotas and Utah to New Jersey and Chicago, officials are finally sounding the alarms as infection numbers break records and hospitals cry out for help.
Dave Andahl was elected to the legislature even though he had died of coronavirus weeks before. Gov. Doug Burgum squandered the chance to save him—and many others.
“If we are saying we can go back to work after testing positive—how do we expect the public to take this pandemic seriously?” one nurse told the Beast.
Anne Fitzsimonds, 47, left a party in below-freezing temperatures in the middle of the night on Oct. 4 and hasn’t been heard from since.
The state attorney general has decreed that David Andahl will remain on the ballot in the general election, even though it cannot be said he lives in District 8 or anywhere else.
Gov. Doug Burgum rescinded an expanded quarantine order almost immediately after a Trumpish backlash—and he lost his third health director in four months in the process.