Little Rock’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that all ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in the state of Arkansas are full, even after efforts over the last few weeks to increase capacity in the state.
Speaking from the capitol on Tuesday, Hutchinson stressed the continued need for Arkansans to get vaccinated to help relieve the stress on the health care system, not that it is at its limits in terms of both facilities and personnel available to treat patients with the virus.
When asked about how the full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could lead to employers mandating vaccinations, Hutchinson said he would support the move but also would trust business owners to make the call.
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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR), who weeks ago expressed regret over signing a law banning local mask mandates, says that ICU beds for COVID patients have run out in his state. pic.twitter.com/kzscuSxfcv
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