Mandel Ngan – AFP / Getty ImagesMississippi Gov. Tate Reeves speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28, 2020. (Mandel Ngan – AFP / Getty Images)
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said during a news conference Thursday that his state would not participate in a nationwide lockdown if one is mandated by presumptive President-elect Joe Biden.
“We are not going to participate in a nationwide lockdown,” the Mississippi Republican said, according to WLBT-TV.
Reeves added that shutting the economy down for six weeks would be “totally and completely beyond reasonableness.”
The governor was responding to comments made by Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, who was among those named to Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.
Osterholm said shutting down businesses across the nation for a period of four to