There is a mad race among Southern states to become the country’s leader in COVID-19 cases. Right now, Mississippi is winning. The Magnolia state recently became the area with the most cases of COVID-19, per capita, in the world.One might think that the state’s leadership would be making moves to try to mitigate the raging pandemic. But Governor Tate Reeves seems to have no interest in solving the issue. In fact, the leader of the state told reporters that his residents aren’t scared of the virus.
Reeves said recently, “When you believe in eternal life—when you believe that living on this earth is but a blip on the screen, then you don’t have to be so scared of things.”
With Miss. hospitals at crisis levels, and a likely CAT4 hurricane bearing down, Gov Tate Reeves says that people in the Deep South are “less scared” of covid because, “When you believe in eternal life, then you don’t have to be so scared of things.”https://t.co/9rqDifF0yN
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 28, 2021
The Mississippi governor also attempted to downplay the rise in cases among the state’s children. He told reporters, “Does it happen from time to time? Sure it does. I believe we have had one fatality of an individual, maybe it could’ve been two—I think there’s three under the age of 18 at this time? Two?”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.