MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On a weekend that introduced 1000’s of extra COVID-19 circumstances and dozens of extra deaths, there have been a whole bunch of protestors outdoors Gov. Tim Walz’s residence Saturday, demanding that youth sports activities proceed.
In an interview Sunday morning, Walz mentioned that he’s following the science and doing what’s finest for the state and never essentially what’s in style. The governor and Division of Well being officers have repeatedly mentioned that they’ll predict from this previous week’s numbers what the following week will seem like. The governor mentioned subsequent week’s numbers will once more be devastating.
“I take no pleasure in that,” Walz mentioned. “It’s the mathematics, and it’s the momentum, case positives are adopted seven to 10 days later by hospitalizations, that are adopted by ICU and deaths, and we’re in that spiral proper now.”
The governor mentioned will probably be two weeks earlier than the info comes out to indicate if the present restrictions are working. As for the vaccine, he says Minnesota may see the primary doses for well being care employees by the tip of subsequent month.
Walz says Congress must cross a stimulus invoice now to assist hurting Minnesotans and their companies. In response to the governor, Democrats must be prepared to just accept a smaller bailout than they need and attempt to get a second bigger stimulus handed later.