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Iowa Is a National COVID-19 Hot Spot. Just Don’t Tell the Person in Charge

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Iowa’s coronavirus situation is among the worst in the United States, but the state’s Republican governor isn’t listening to federal advice to be far more aggressive. 

Gov. Kim Reynolds has made it clear she is resisting implementing coronavirus restrictions such as a mask mandate despite Iowa’s public health situation ranking poorly in the most recent report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

“I trust Iowans to do the right and I think they are doing the right thing,” Reynolds said at a press conference on Thursday when pressed on the issue of a mask mandate, and reiterated that Iowans should wear a mask if they can’t practice social distancing.

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