In Mississippi, the governor has just declared war on any democrat scheme to lockdown the nation, destroying lives. Experts cite the massive voter fraud and legal challenges that show Donald Trump as the clear winner of the election, so it’s likely that Mississippi won’t be called on to make that stand.
In a press conference on Thursday, Gov. Tate Reeves said Mississippi would not participate in a nationwide lockdown if one is mandated by … Joe Biden.
He said that while the election results have yet to be determined, the state would not shut down its economy again, even if mandated by the federal government.
“We are not going to participate in a nationwide lockdown,” he said, adding that closing the economy for six weeks would be “totally and completely beyond reasonableness.”
He went on to say that he hopes to work with the next president, whoever that is, in other ways to help prevent the spread of the virus.
According to a Nov. 11 report from CNBC, members of Biden’s COVID-19 advisory team say shutting down businesses for four to six weeks to help drive down the number of new cases.
Reeves, though, said the residents in the Magnolia State cannot shut down their restaurants, gyms or other businesses for the next six weeks, “come back and flip a switch, and everything will be fine,” he said. “That’s not how the economy works.”
The governor also used his press conference to give an update on his family, days after his daughter tested positive for the coronavirus.
He said he and his wife, Elee, have continued to test negative for the virus, and revealed that Mississippi had 1,271 new cases reported Thursday. Wednesday, more than 1,250 tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, Reeves said he has signed an additional executive order, extending his previous Safe Recovery Order, and extending or implementing mask mandates for 15 counties.
The order was signed on Tuesday. However, Reeves did not announce it and canceled a press conference that day after finding out his youngest daughter was confirmed positive.
The governor’s comments come hours after State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced in a tweet that there are no ICU beds available in Jackson and very few available elsewhere.
During a virtual town hall Thursday, Dobbs urged Mississippians to social distance, wear masks and wash their hands in order to slow the spread of this virus.
Brandon High School will also be going virtual starting Friday, November 13. Students will return after the Thanksgiving holiday.