Oklahoma’s Anti-Vaxxer Governor Reveals He Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19, according to KWTV-DT.
- Stitt reported that he “feels fine” and is experiencing more of “a kind of achy cold.” He is the only member of his family to test positive, as his wife and children have all tested negative.
- The governor said that he doesn’t “second guess anything” when asked if he regrets not wearing a mask at public events. He also shared that he doesn’t plan on instituting a state-wide mask order.
- The Oklahoma State Health Department reported 993 new cases and four additional deaths related to Covid-19 as of Tuesday, July 14th.
- In late March, Stitt had said he would continue taking his family out to dinner during the coronavirus outbreak and encouraged other Oklahomans to do the same, despite having declared a state of emergency at the time.
- He is also a known anti-vaxxer, having said in 2018:
“I believe in choice. And we’ve got six children and we don’t vaccinate, we don’t do vaccinations on all of our children. So we definitely pick and choose which ones we’re gonna do. It’s gotta be up to the parents, we can never mandate that. I think there’s legislation right now that are trying to mandate that to go to public schools, it’s absolutely wrong. My wife was home schooled, I went to public schools, our kids go to Christian school, and that’s back to a parent’s choice.”