Today’s increase of 44 hospitalizations is a reflection of a Delta Variant that will not be tamed until more get vaccinated. I can only imagine the strain on our health care workers. Susan and I got fully vaccinated, and we consider it a life saver. pic.twitter.com/Asbk4dR77w
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) July 25, 2021
1,000 new cases on a Sunday? Five more deaths? 44 more people hospitalized? 173 people on ventilators?
Arkansas, we have a problem. And preventing mask rules and preventing local decisions on vaccination requirements — which the unemployed, cattle farmers, slumlords and other outstanding legislators say are aground practice — looks less and less like a sensible path for one of the worst states in the country for COvID-19.
It is time for the governor to demand action. And if the legislature refuses, at least the blame will be clearer than it already is.
The line is open.