On Tuesday, the United States set an all-time record for COVID cases with over 500,000 cases. While the Omicron variant of the virus seems to be less dangerous, it is also much more contagious.Still, the best way to prevent yourself from getting seriously ill from the virus is to get vaccinated. Kristi Noem, though, feels that people should just be doing simple things like washing their hands.
The South Dakota governor was brought on to Fox News to complain about Joe Biden. She advised other governors, “Walk the streets. Talk to the people. Visit with the small business owners. Visit with the moms who just want their kids in school and life to go back to normal.”
“I tell people consistently: take the emotion out of this discussion. Start studying the science and the facts and let’s get back to the basics. Still, Pete, the number one thing that people can do to slow down the spread of a virus? Go wash your hands. Go wash your hands. I’m shocked by the amount of times that I have to go remind people of that. And if you’re sick, stay home.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
Kristi Noem: "The number one thing that people can do to slow down the spread of a virus — go wash your hands." (Getting vaccinated and masking will do more to protect you from an airborne virus than washing your hands.)
(Also note Pete Hegseth's reaction to this comment) pic.twitter.com/MmlQto7Uw6
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