posted by Jack
Although most states have enacted stay-at-home orders, 9 states have yet to take statewide action. Arkansas response makes a lot of sense, read on:
“We’re trying to make good judgement based upon good public health data that is scientifically based and makes sense for Arkansas,” Hutchinson said in a press conference on Thursday.
He argued that Arkansas residents are already taking precautionary measures by practicing proper social distancing and independently deciding to stay home.
“I understand there is a certain amount of political pressure to do what everyone else is doing,” Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. Nathan Smith added at the press conference. “What we’re trying to accomplish here is not to be like every other state or tick off a box. What we’re trying to do is flatten that curve.”