Leave It to Whitmer to Break a Public Health Rule While Lecturing Residents on Coronavirus Safety Measures

Posted: May 04, 2020 7:25 PM
Leave It to Whitmer to Break a Public Health Rule While Lecturing Residents on Coronavirus Safety Measures

Source: AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has been one of the most tyrannical governors during the Wuhan coronavirus. In fact, part of her shelter-in-place order was so ridiculous it banned the sale of "non-essential" items, like seeds for gardening. She even went so far as banning people from traveling between two residences. But, in her mind, her orders were "one of the nation's more conservative" stay-at-home orders.

For someone who is convinced she knows what is best for Michiganders, on Monday she proved that she is not as up-to-date on health care practices as she claimed. While lecturing residents on how to protect themselves by wearing masks, Gov. Whitmer coughed into her hand.

"Let's make sure we continue to do the right things by wearing masks, by keeping social distancing. I am very concerned as people abandon that that they're going to be vulnerable and create vulnerabilities for others, that they don't intend to, that they're not thinking about and that's so important that we stay safe," she said during a press conference. "In looking at our state parks, they have been open this whole time. Obviously, the warm weather is contributing to people's interests in getting out."

Whitmer moved away from the microphone, coughed in her hand and then grabbed a bottle of water.

"Excuse me. I have allergies," she said, taking a drink from the bottle. 

Even before the coronavirus became an issue, health care officials were telling people not to cough into their hands. If you have to cough or sneeze and can't get a tissue in time, you're supposed to cough or sneeze into the corner of your arm. This helps prevent the spread of disease. 

And this is someone who is supposed to lead the way in helping one of the hardest-hit states recover from the Wuhan coronavirus. Let that sink in for a moment. 

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