Governor of Arkansas Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSunday Shows Progress: Biden Administration Deal With Increasing Borders; US Mourns Victims of Atlanta Shooting Republican Governor: Time for ‘Heavy Duty’ COVID-19 Restrictions to Drop New Arkansas Abortion Law, a Sign of the Times MORE (R) said on Sunday that the vaccine vacillation was reported among supporters of the former President TrumpDonald Trump Biden hampered by lack of confirmations Letlow wins special Louisiana House of Representatives election to replace late husband it is due to “a natural resistance to the government”, which he describes as “worrying”.
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana bashDana BashKhashoggi Fiancée: Failure to Punish Saudi Crown Prince Would ‘Smear Our Humanity’ Democratic Senate: Saudi Relationship ‘Recalibrated’ Sunday Shows: Trump Resurgence, COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants Dominate MORE He asked Hutchinson what he thought of the hesitation, noting that voters in his state of Arkansas are largely pro-Trump. Earlier in the show, Bash noted that half of Trump’s supporters have said they do not plan to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
“Well, I have thought about that a lot and I think it is a natural resistance to the government and its skepticism. But you look at the breadth of support here in Arkansas for President Trump, and he has rural voters, he has minority voters and his hesitancy is concerning, not just here but across the country, “Hutchinson said.
“And I hope that, as a country, we will obtain the vaccination rate of 50 percent of the population, but it will cost us more to go from 50 to 70 percent, and it is about overcoming skepticism,” he added.
Bash also asked Hutchinson if he thought Trump should be more aggressive in his support of the vaccine. Trump voiced his support for vaccination in an interview last week, but did not participate in the public service announcement that another former US president was involved in promoting the vaccines.
“Well, I am delighted that you indicated: get the vaccine [and] promoted that, ”Hutchinson said. “I don’t know the story behind why he wasn’t in the PSA with the other presidents. Any message is useful and I think we have to have our leaders, we have to have sports figures, we have to have different representatives from our community, including our political leaders, he says. [the] the vaccine is important. “
During the same interview, Hutchinson claimed that he planned to lift the mask’s mandate in Arkansas in late March. Bash asked why the mask’s mandate would be lifted, given the evidence that has been collected during the course of the pandemic.
“We’ve been at this for a year and we know a lot more today than we did a year ago. So we had to educate people to understand the importance of the mask, and I hope that even if we remove the mandate of the mask, the people it will”. continue to wear the mask when you cannot safely distance yourself, “Hutchinson said.
Governor Asa Hutchinson defends his decision to let the Arkansas mask’s mandate expire: “I suppose … people will continue to wear the mask when they cannot socially distance themselves and as long as there is a risk of the virus. So common sense will replace the commands. ” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/bCdLieWJEU
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