Governor Tate Reeves Downplays COVID Situation In Mississippi By Criticizing Biden’s Vaccination Policy

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves Criticizes Biden’s Vaccination Policy

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is not happy with the Biden administration for its vaccination policy. Biden has announced a few days back that federal workers, large employers and health care staff will have to take the vaccine. This vaccine mandate has not gone down well with GOP governors who have opposed any kind of mandate since the start of the pandemic. Moreover, Reeves said, “The president very much wants you and everyone else to believe that this is a fight between politicians. The reality is this is an attack by the president on hardworking Americans and hardworking Mississippians who he wants to choose between getting a jab in the arm and their ability to feed their families, and I just believe that is a false choice.”

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves
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Mississippi Struggling Against COVID Delta Variant

Mississippi is currently struggling against the delta variant of COVID. The state is registering the highest number of deaths due to coronavirus. As per the data from John Hopkins, one out of every 320 people in Mississippi have died due to COVID. However, Tate downplayed the COVID situation in his state by constantly attacking Biden for his policies. Furthermore, he said, “It is unique to kids and their ability to go to our public schools, it’s not vaccines mandated in the workplace. But the question here is not about what we do in Mississippi, it’s what this President is trying to impose upon the American worker.”

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves
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Biden Hits Out At Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves For Vaccine Criticism

Biden also hit out at Governor Tate for having an issue with the vaccine mandate. Mississippi already has a vaccine mandate for many diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus and more. However, Tate doesn’t like the federally imposed vaccine mandate for COVID. Biden said, “But in the midst of a pandemic that has already taken over 660,000 lives, I propose a requirement for Covid vaccines and the governor of that state calls it ‘a tyrannical-type move’? A tyrannical-type move?”