GOP Iowa Gov Blames Migrants For COVID Surge

The Des Moines Register reports:

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that “part of the problem” with rising COVID-19 cases in the United States is unvaccinated immigrants entering the country via the southern border.

“Part of the problem is the southern border is open and we’ve got 88 countries that are coming across the border and they don’t have vaccines so none of them are vaccinated and they’re getting dispersed throughout the country,” Reynolds told reporters Tuesday.

About 49% of Iowa’s 3.2 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Among adults, 61% are fully vaccinated and 65% have received at least one shot. Those figures have barely budged in recent weeks, as demand for the shots has plummeted.

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