Gov. Whitmer Appears on CBS’ Face the Nation, Discusses Rise in State’s COVID-19 Cases


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning to talk about Michigan’s on-going battle with the coronavirus.

The governor focused a lot of the conversation on the national vaccine strategy.

She says it should be more flexible, so it would allow for an increase in doses where they are needed most.

Gov. Whitmer is also urging a voluntary two week pause in indoor dining, in-person instruction in schools and youth sports.

She says measures like masks are working despite the continued rise in cases.

“We are seeing a surge in Michigan despite the fact that we have some of the strongest policies in place, mask mandates, capacity limits, and working from home,” Gov. Whitmer said. “We’ve asked our state for a two-week pause. So despite all of that, we are seeing a surge because of these variants. And that’s precisely why we’re really encouraging them to think about surging vaccines into the state of Michigan. And I’m going to continue to fight for the people of Michigan.”

Gov. Whitmer says that she will continue to encourage the Biden administration to think about increasing vaccine doses to the state.

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