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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:24 AM

4. No local leadership either. Doug Ducey blew it.

Arizona’s governor claimed “it’s safe out there.” Then coronavirus cases skyrocketed.


At the same time, recommended precautions against the coronavirus weren’t always taken seriously by the general public — with experts saying that, anecdotally, mask use in the state can be spotty. That could be partly a result of Republican Gov. Doug Ducey downplaying the threat of the virus: While he eventually told people to wear masks in mid-June, as of late May he claimed that “it’s safe out there,” adding, “I want to encourage people to get out and about, to take a loved one to dinner, to go retail shopping.”

Ducey’s actions and comments “gave the impression we were past Covid-19 and it was no longer an issue,” Popescu said, “which I believe encouraged people to become lax in their masking [and] social distancing.”

After weeks of increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Ducey pulled back Arizona’s reopening on June 29, closing downs bars, theaters, and gyms.

Experts say the move is a positive step forward, but also one that came too late: With coronavirus symptoms taking up to two weeks to develop, there are already infections out there that aren’t yet showing up in the data. The state can expect cases, hospitalizations, and, probably, deaths to continue to climb over the next few weeks.


One of the reasons why I hate Arizona is the Republicans. One person even told me that bilingual paperwork is the reason why we pay so much in taxes and that isn't even my craziest example. I knew many into false conspiracy theories and Alex Jones true believers. There was also more open racism from them ever since Obama first ran in 2008.

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