What grade would you give Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on COVID response? Newspaper seeks input

Published 12:11 pm Friday, August 13, 2021

Taking a cue from the belief that politicians work for the citizens they represent, a Mississippi newspaper launched an online survey Friday seeking its readers to grade Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ performance in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reeves has been criticized by some residents for not doing enough to stem the staggering tide of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Mississippi. The state has broken its own records three times this week for the highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period.

Other residents support Reeves’ hands-off approach. Reeves has brushed off issuing mandates for school children to wear masks in class, going against his own health department guidelines as well as federal and state agencies.

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