The Des Moines Register reports:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s key figures in its coronavirus response, “maybe doesn’t have all the information” about Iowa’s mitigation efforts, Gov. Kim Reynolds said at Friday’s news conference. Asked about state-ordered shelter-in-place orders, Fauci said “I don’t understand why that’s not happening” nationwide.
Reynolds argues Iowa has already instituted measures — requesting that people limit trips, suspending schools, bars and restaurants, banning gatherings of more than 10 people and others — that make Iowa’s effort already similar to a formal shelter-in-place or stay-at-home order seen in other states.
Only five states, including Iowa, have no formal order that residents should stay home unless they have to leave. Seven states have partial orders to that effect, such as those issued by city or county governments.
Governor Kim Reynolds defended herself Friday afternoon as to why she still has not issued a shelter-in-place order for Iowans. https://t.co/xw9ngYQtTz
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Overheard: Having some states lock down and some states not lock down is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.
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Iowa governor Kim Reynolds suggested that Fauci, far and away the most respected coronavirus figure in the entire Trump administration, needed to become better informed https://t.co/ex8YCVl98o
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