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MONITOR: Election 2020

Republican Governors Aren’t Taking the Pandemic Seriously

Their reasoning for not issuing shelter-in-place orders flies in the face of logic

A photo of Kristi Noem talking to Mike Pence and Donald Trump at a meeting.
Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting about the Governors Initiative on Regulatory Innovation in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

DDespite the fact that the U.S. has surpassed China in its number of Covid-19 cases, the Trump administration continues to downplay the crisis and dismiss the notion of…




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Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti

Journalist, critic & columnist at ZORA. Essay collection SOUTHBOUND (UGA Press) & debut novel THE PARTED EARTH (Hub City Press), spring ’21. anjalienjeti.com.

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