Mississippi will not cooperate if President-elect Joe Biden orders a national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tate Reeves said in a live-streamed address today.
“We’re going to try to work with whomever the president is, but we’re not going to participate in a nationwide lockdown,” Gov. Reeves, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, said today. (He avoided definitely referring to Biden as the winner of the 2020 election; President Trump has refused to concede the race despite a large margin of victory for Biden).
Reeves was responding to remarks Dr. Michael Osterholm, one of President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 advisers, made this week. Osterholm, who serves as the director for the Center of Infectious Disease Research Policy at the University of Minnesota, warned that the U.S. is racing toward “Covid hell” this winter.