World expert says Noem’s lack of leadership is “Equivalent to manslaughter
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota’s Governor is sure making a name for herself and for South Dakota in a bad way – for her malfeasant response in doing nothing as South Dakota now leads the world in the death rate from COVID-19.
According to USA Today, Dr. William Haseltine said South Dakota’s COVID situation today is, “as bad as it gets anywhere in the world.”
Haseltine who is president of Access Health International and a former Harvard professor, blamed Noem according to USA Today for, “ignoring public health measures that would have been successfully used to curb the spread of the virus elsewhere in the world. Haseltine said Noem’s lack of leadership and response to the pandemic “is equivalent to manslaughter.”
According to USA Today, Haseltine was not alone in his scathing assessment of Noem’s ignorance and malfeasance. The newspaper quoted Dr. Ali Mokdad a professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle saying Noem’s response to the pandemic “is unacceptable by any standards.”
What was Noem’s response?
Her lapdog spokesperson, an out of stater named Ian Fury, told USA Today “It’s a good day for freedom” that South Dakota’s government is not taking the lead in mandating CDC protocols to fight COVID.
The CDC now projects that with Noem’s lack of response to COVID more than 1,500 South Dakotans will die of COVID by March 1, 2021.
South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman Randy Seiler responded to Fury’s offensive quote in USA Today saying, “Someone should tell Noem and her mouthpieces that dead South Dakotans have no freedom.”