On the COVID crisis, Mike Parson failed

and Missourians are paying the price.

Since Missouri’s first confirmed case on March 8, Mike Parson has failed Missourians.

September 30, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 130,029 Deaths: 2,157

Mike Parson declared “life goes on” after announcing himself “recovered” from COVID-19, ignoring the devastating impact for the over 2,000 Missourians who lost their lives to this virus, their families, and the tens of thousands of other Missourians who are trying to pick up the pieces after a life-altering illness.

"Life goes on."

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 119,798

Deaths: 2,029

Mike Parson and his wife test positive for COVID-19.

 

Associated Press, Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

September 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 116,561

Deaths: 1,928

Mike Parson failed for the second time to follow White House Task Force recommendations including a statewide mask mandate and new infection control measures.

KCUR, White House Coronavirus Task Force Once Again Urges A Missouri Statewide Mask Mandate

September 19, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 113,584 Deaths: 1,897

Mike Parson, yet again, failed to wear a mask while at a campaign event.

Twitter, Jason Hancock

September 18, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 112,291

Deaths: 1,886

Mike Parson failed to implement

any restrictions as thousands of bikers headed to Lake of the Ozarks in what experts worry could be a “superspreader” event.

St. Louis Public Radio, Bikefest Draws Thousands To Lake Of The Ozarks; Health Officials Warn Of 'Virus Superspreader'

September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 108,742

Deaths: 1,838

Mike Parson failed to acknowledge federal reports putting Missouri in the “red zone” for new coronavirus cases, instead calling the trend in the state “very encouraging.”

KSHB, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson shares 'encouraging' COVID-19 rates, despite federal report

September 9, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 98,259

Deaths: 1,752

Mike Parson fails to shut down in-person classes as cases spike, saying colleges and universities are “off to a good start.”
 

Missourian, Parson supports keeping universities open despite rising COVID-19 cases

KRCG, Boone County's positivity rate surges, virus in young people up 220% this week

Associated Press, Parson: 7,000-plus Missouri college students test positive

September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 90,241

Deaths: 1,680

Mike Parson failed to listen to leading economists urging the governor to implement restrictions to contain COVID-19.

The Pitch, Top economists call on Gov. Parson to "shut down, start over" to contain COVID-19

September 2, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 88,869

Deaths: 1,669

Mike Parson failed to listen to pleas from leading health experts as they warned the case count was becoming uncontrollable.

Kansas City Star, COVID-19 could overwhelm hospitals, KC doctors warn, as schools open, flu season nears

August 30, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 85,076

Deaths: 1,615

Mike Parson failed to implement a statewide mask mandate as recommended by the White House Task Force.

KY3, Gov. Parson pushes back on White House Task Force mask, restaurant capacity restriction recommendations while citing new report from task force

July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 46,225

Deaths: 1,263

Mike Parson’s failure to control the spread of new COVID-19 cases leads the White House Task Force to designate Missouri as in the “red zone” for new cases.

New York Times, Trump Falsely Claims Much of U.S. Is ‘Corona-Free’

June 23, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 19,103

Deaths: 993

May 24, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 12,114

Deaths: 689

Mike Parson failed to prevent large superspreader events.

"WATCH: Pool party at Lake of the Ozarks shows crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines during Memorial Day Weekend." — @KWCH12 (KWCH Eyewitness News)
 

April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 2,110

Deaths: 36

Mike Parson failed to institute a strong and effective stay at home order.

 

KC Star: “The order is not at all what was advertised and what health care professionals and Missouri residents had been demanding for weeks,” said Missouri House Minority Leader Crystal Quade.

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Cases: 72

Deaths: 3

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