Some COVID-19 deaths Republican governors responsibility


HEADLINE: "Republican governors ‘slower’ to adopt coronavirus restrictions — causing ‘significant’ harm: study." Always conservatives who don't care about average Americans...

Clueless Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
It is assumed "significant" can only refer to more coronavirus cases, thus, more deaths from the virus in these GOP states. Here's how it started, according to Salon writer, Igor Derysh...
"Republican governors were slower to implement social distancing restrictions to combat the spread of the new coronavirus and these delays are expected to result in “significant” consequences, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington."
And then...
"President Donald Trump spent much of January, February and early March downplaying the threat posed by the coronavirus, which resulted in a stark partisan split among Republicans and Democrats on social distancing and public health warnings. That split appears to have extended to the top levels of government as some Republican governors have rejected calls to shut down non-essential businesses to contain the virus."
Finally...
"The University of Washington study found that states with Republican governors and states with “more Trump supporters” were “slower to adopt social distancing policies” by an average of nearly three days than their blue-state counterparts."
Rachel Maddow says stay at home...


And don't think that because the time distances between are short, that's no big deal, because it is a very big deal...
"the researchers warned that 'these delays are likely to produce significant, on-going harm to public health.'”
The clueless governor seen in the picture under the headline is Florida Governor Ron DrSantis...
"a Republican with close ties to Trump, [who] came under fire after he was slow to respond to images of packed beaches and hordes of spring break revelers while other states imposed lockdowns."
Virus Outbreak Arizona
More clueless, AZ Gov. Doug Ducey
It's all about protecting business, not the average American, who suffers the wrath of the problem in this case, coronavirus. A good example is Arizona's governor, Doug Ducey, another puppet of Donald Trump...here's the headline:

"After Grassroots Uprising, AZ Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19." The Douglas dufus approach...
"In recent weeks, some 30 states have issued “shelter-in-place” orders and some are even discouraging visits by out-of-towners from high infection locales like New York City. Gov. Ducey, a Republican, took the opposite approach."
Which was...
"On March 23, Ducey issued an executive order prohibiting any county, city or town from issuing any order or regulation “restricting persons from leaving their home due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.” Ducey’s order prevented local municipalities from issuing shelter-in-place regulations."
A mirror of Donald Trump's stupidity when this moron is dealing with "1.3 million residents aged 65 and above," the very group most vulnerable. It took a 200,000 signature petition to get Ducey to do the right thing. And then he exempts Beauty Salons he considers essential businesses as well as churches and religious gatherings. Salon workers disagree and letting people gather for religious events is even more preposterous. Adding to that, Ducey's emergency management director resigned due to disagreements with the governor.

Jay Inslee.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee

The Week says "Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is what real coronavirus leadership looks like."  The article thinks New York Governor Andrew Cuomo "royally messed up the coronavirus outbreak, and the country should look to Jay Inslee's "crisis leadership" for direction. Also blamed for irresponsibility is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The article spends too much time on the shortcomings of New York, but finally gets to Inslee's Washington...
"Washington state, despite being the site of the earliest cluster of confirmed cases in the U.S., has contained its outbreak better than any state, and many other sub-national regions as well. This simply must be because Governor Inslee started testing earlier, implemented clampdown measures earlier, and tightened them earlier."
Excellent treatment by The Week, and I urge you to read the piece in its entirety.

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