Shazam. The governor has instructed the Health Department to resume weekend COVID-19 updates. That at least acknowledges Arkansas has a problem.

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Action to reverse the ill-considered legislative action and allow local people to control their destiny instead of Trent Garner and Co. would be even better.

So today: 2,000 more cases with a positive COVID test rate above 20 percent; seven more deaths. The 19th day of an increasing number hospitalized. But the vaccinations remain higher than they’ve been. Despite the Fox/Trump/nut fringe disinformation campaign, maybe some people are getting the point. Or simply reading the obit pages.

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The line is open.