Show-Me Guv Parson Pushing Back Against COVID Blame Game

The Missouri Guv endures criticism from Democratic Party denizens, progressives and media over his COVID policy. 

This quote didn't help his case . . .

Parson on COVID-19: "We are not in crisis mode in this state"

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson visited the Kansas City metro area amidst more concern about the state's COVID-19 situation. Missouri is considered one of the coronavirus hot spots in the nation as of this week. Hospitals in Southwest Missouri are overrun with COVID-19 patients to the point of where they are sending some to the metro area.

Today he offered a better retort . . .

Missouri governor: Health officials play COVID-19 blame game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson suggested Tuesday that some southwest Missouri health officials who are publicly discussing a marked increase in COVID-19 cases are trying to find someone to blame and want to scare people into getting vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the rise of the Delta variant continues to threaten residents statewide.

In Missouri, COVID-19 cases are surging and hospitalized patients are younger than ever

With the highly-contagious Delta variant spreading across the country, the number of new coronavirus cases is surging in 45 states, with just Maine, South Dakota, and Iowa reporting decreases in new cases over the past week versus the previous week. In Delaware and Arkansas, the rates of new cases are remaining steady.

Developing . . .