Press release: “These orders have impeded the Governor’s executive authority during an emergency to direct the State’s public health response, which is why this Office will be appealing those decisions,” said General Slatery.

Impeding the governor's authority? They are trying to force him to do his job to protect public health. Or at least prevent him from doing more harm than he already has.

One hallmark of the TNGOP is saying one thing and doing the opposite, expecting people to believe them. Unfortunately, too many people do.

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"Doctors across the state, including one who serves on Gov. Bill Lee’s COVID-19 advisory panel, are challenging his COVID-19 policies and cheering three court decisions to overturn his executive order allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandates."
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“As pediatricians and healthcare professionals, our primary mission is to save the lives of children,” Kaye said (Dr. Erica Kaye, a pediatrician, oncologist and palliative care physician at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital). “Gov. Bill Lee has the power and the responsibility to protect the lives of Tennesseans, especially vulnerable young children who cannot yet be vaccinated. Since he has declined to do so, we are grateful that the courts have heard the concerns of those families whose children are most endangered and protected all children in these school districts. Every child, teacher and employee deserves the freedom to be safe in school, without exceptions.”
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"In the past two weeks, the state has reported nearly 18,000 pediatric cases of COVID-19, and about 33% of cases statewide are found in children."
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Dr. Sarah Cross, Infectious Disease director at Regional One Health in Memphis and a University of Tennessee Health Sciences physician, previously criticized the governor’s executive order enabling parents to opt out of school district mask mandates. Now, she’s taking aim at his policy prioritizing monoclonal antibodies for unvaccinated people, or those likely to be the sickest from COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

“It’s a very difficult situation,” Cross said Monday. “On the one hand we are saving lives by giving monoclonal antibodies to the unvaccinated population because they are certainly at the highest risk of dying. On the other hand, we are rewarding them for choosing not to get vaccinated, thus prolonging this pandemic – the worst public health crisis of our time.”

Impeding the governor's authority? I think not.

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