Washington Post: “In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has prohibited local governments from implementing mask requirements even when calling for emergency medical help to combat an increase in delta variant coronavirus cases. In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi L. Noem welcomed hundreds of thousands of revelers to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that last year featured the hallmarks of a virus super-spread event. “
And in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is waging a war against school districts seeking to challenge his executive order banning mask mandates for students, while the state sees its covid hospitalization rates exceed the worst levels of 2020 “.
“The three Republican governors, all frequently mentioned as possible presidential candidates in 2024, are at the forefront of the Republican Party’s resistance to public health mandates aimed at stemming the tide of the delta variant, which has led to a further surge in coronavirus cases in the country. tries to reopen schools, restaurants and other businesses. “
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