West Virginia governor gets testy over questions about handling of Covid surge

In an interview that reflected the fiery debate that accompanied almost every aspect of the policy surrounding the pandemic, their disagreements were continued through discussions about federal policies, vaccination rates, and possible mandates for children. The judiciary repeatedly used the phrase “for shouting loudly” to express its desperation at them.

“Not a chance,” said Justice, when Brennan’s questions about why his government wouldn’t consider following California’s lead in mandating vaccinations for children ages 12-17.

“I really believe that the mandates only divide us and only divide us even more. From a mandate standpoint, I don’t believe in imposing our freedoms over and over again, ”he said after chastising Brennan for her way of questioning.

The Americans said the Americans had to “stand up for who we are,” added Justice: “We are Americans for screaming loudly.”

Brennan continued to urge him on the matter, noting that other vaccines are mandatory: “Why don’t you want to protect these children by making them mandatory?”

“To think that I don’t want to protect the children is ridiculous,” replied Justice, saying that the decision should be in the hands of the parents: “Because shouting out loud, you know who should make these decisions, is the” parent . “

In line with the rest of the country, West Virginia saw a surge in Delta variant-related cases in September, but West Virginia’s numbers are worse than most. the The Washington Post tracker lists the state with the second highest rate of new cases per capita in the country after Alaska and the second highest rate of Covid deaths per capita after Idaho. The judiciary said he had reason to hope that the situation could improve.

“We are at the height of our ascent here and we really hope that it will decrease. It’s going back in a way, ”Justice said.

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