Speaking at a Republican fundraiser this Thursday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the reason some people in the South don’t take as many precautions against COVID-19 is because their religiosity makes them less scared of the virus.
“I’m often asked by some of my friends on the other side of the aisle about COVID … and why does it seem like folks in Mississippi and maybe in the Mid-South are a little less scared, shall we say,” Reeves said, according to the Daily Memphian.
“When you believe in eternal life — when you believe that living on this earth is but a blip on the screen, then you don’t have to be so scared of things,” he said, adding that “God also tells us to take necessary precautions.”
Reeves also called new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on the Delta variant, which recommended masking, “not rational science.”
According to The NY Times, Mississippi ranks 48th in the nation for at least one COVID shot with 57%. # 1 Hawaii 87.3 %.
According to these sites, Mississippi is second in Gun Deaths per Capita by State.
50th in health care
43rd in education
48th in infrastructure, and they’re economy is ranked 49th.