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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:28 PM Nov 2020

'Equivalent to manslaughter': This governor ignored pandemic mitigation efforts. Her state has the h [View all]

'Equivalent to manslaughter': This governor ignored pandemic mitigation efforts. Her state has the highest COVID death rate in the world

Since the beginning of the pandemic, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has often followed the lead of President Donald Trump by disregarding science and the public health warnings regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

In Noem's state, there is no mask mandate and very few mitigation guidelines are in place. Now, South Dakota has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, according to Native Sun News. Dr. William Haseltine, president of ACCESS Health International and author of the book "My Lifelong Fight Against Disease," recently weighed in on the alarming coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota as he lambasted politicians for politicizing public health.

According to Haseltine, the South Dakota COVID outbreak is "as bad as it gets anywhere in the world." He blamed the Republican governor for "ignoring public health measures that would have been successfully used to curb the spread of the virus elsewhere in the world." Describing her lacking leadership as the "equivalent to manslaughter," he expressed concern about the continued refusal to enforce mitigation guidelines despite the state's infection and death rates.

The Hill reports that South Dakota now has a 12.1 percent positivity rate for coronavirus. On Nov. 12, the state hit a record high of 1,821 cases reported in a single day. Both statistics are glaring red flags that signal an accelerated spread in the state. With a state population of less than 900,000, statewide, the numbers are alarmingly high.


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And because she has an R beside her name leftieNanner Nov 2020 #1
The true picture of Ignorance . Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #2
OK I am being superficial here but Skittles Nov 2020 #3
I've seen "bed hair" that looked better. nt Atticus Nov 2020 #5
She looks like a Medusa Hav Nov 2020 #9
Looks like a wig to me. BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #15
I thought the same thing when I saw the picture. patphil Nov 2020 #22
It's from thw wind flying out of her ears eleny Nov 2020 #29
Stuck her head in a blender Warpy Nov 2020 #30
Jeez---is that the best example of a "deer in the headlights" look you've ever seen? Atticus Nov 2020 #4
I don't get where they get the highest rate in the world spinbaby Nov 2020 #6
SD is actually #3, with ND #1 (Czechia is #2) TheRickles Nov 2020 #13
Not According To This ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #17
Going by worldometers, SD is 10th OnlinePoker Nov 2020 #26
I See What I Did ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #31
She of gun and Bible fame. Adsos Letter Nov 2020 #7
Corona Kristi and COVID Kim, the Typhoid Marys of the plains. Hassler Nov 2020 #8
Kristi Moan thinks this will guarantee her the 2024 nomination sandensea Nov 2020 #10
We just hit over 1,000 hospitalizations (1028) for the first tie in Arkansas. Wait till next Friday LiberalArkie Nov 2020 #11
bring her up on crimes against humanity charges, been saying this for months, & no, I am not joking Celerity Nov 2020 #12
It was a 46% positivity rate BainsBane Nov 2020 #14
Krazy Kristy Kills nt Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2020 #16
I remember reading this on DU...I was surprised. BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #18
2024 Repuke ticket : Junior McCoke-Spoon, and Kristi Noem. Tell everyone you heard bullwinkle428 Nov 2020 #19
The first sentence says it all. bluescribbler Nov 2020 #20
What is that on her head?? Do you ever find any spiders in there?? Evolve Dammit Nov 2020 #21
You asked for it, South Dakota. Now you've got it. paleotn Nov 2020 #23
Sadly she will face no consequences because she's a pretty repuke woman and a mf45 toady kimbutgar Nov 2020 #24
She's awful MustLoveBeagles Nov 2020 #25
......So Glad That...... titanicdave Nov 2020 #27
Crazy is as crazy does. warmfeet Nov 2020 #28
That crazy Bachmann look. roamer65 Nov 2020 #32
Those numbers are insane! BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #33
I'm going to try to be polite here... Enterstageleft Nov 2020 #34
I'm not seeing those stats hardluck Nov 2020 #35
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