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Gov. Noem Defends Keeping South Dakota Open: “I Believe In People’s Freedoms And Liberties”

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) has defended her policy not to pursue a full lockdown in South Dakota in a Wednesday interview with Breitbart News. Noem noted that past projections of a “surge” in the coronavirus outbreak have turned out to be false, before noting the relatively low numbers of hospitalized individuals. “I think we’ve got maybe 60 people in the hospital right now,” Noem stated. “We have 2,500 beds set aside for COVID-19 patients, but we only have 63 in.” Noem then emphasized that her decision not to lock South Dakota down was motivated by desire to protect the freedoms… Keep Reading

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