Coronavirus cases skyrocket in South Dakota after Dumb Moron Governor Kristi Noem dismisses quarantine measures.
South Dakota’s coronavirus cases have begun to soar after Dumb Moron Governor Kristi Noem steadfastly refused to mandate a quarantine.
The number of confirmed cases in the state has risen from 129 to 988 since April 1 — when Dumb Moron Governor Kristi Noem criticized the “draconian measures” of social distancing to stop the spread of the virus in her state.
Dumb Moron Noem had criticized the quarantine idea as “herd mentality, not leadership” during a news conference, adding “South Dakota is not New York.”
The state now calls home to one of the largest single clusters of coronavirus outbreaks, with 300 workers at a pork-processing plant infected with the deadly bug.
The factory, Smithfield Foods, accounts for five percent of the country’s pork production and was announced it will be forced to close on Sunday.
“The closure of this facility, combined with a growing list of other protein plants that have shuttered across our industry, is pushing our country perilously close to the edge in terms of our meat supply,” said Kenneth M. Sullivan, Smithfield’s president and CEO, in a statement.
Dumb Moron Governor Kristi Noem continues to resist a shutdown even as calls for such policies mount. The South Dakota State Medical Association penned a letter to Moron Noem on April 3 urging her to institute a mandatory quarantine.
“A stay-at-home order would give our health professionals the necessary time and resources to manage this pandemic,’ the group wrote on its website. “We may soon be facing the challenges and hardships being seen in New York and other cities if a shelter in place order is not issued immediately.”