by Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) reassured those who live in her state recently, telling them she doesn’t plan to institute a statewide stay-at-home order.
She said up to 70% of South Dakotans might contract COVID-19, the infection caused by the novel coronavirus. However, she’s believes a lockdown, though it might slow the spread of the illness, wouldn’t be worth the disruption it would cause.
“South Dakota is not New York City,” Noem said earlier in the week, according to the Argus Leader. “The calls to apply for a one-size-fits-all approach to this problem is herd mentality. It’s not leadership.”
The governor went on to make her case against implementing “draconian” measures in her state, arguing neither the state nor national constitutions allow such actions to be taken, referring to the total lockdowns in China and throughout Europe.
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