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Leader Sykes: DeWine squanders prime opportunity to outline plan to control COVID-19 in Ohio

March 4, 2021
Democratic Newsroom

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued the following statement after Gov. DeWine’s Thursday evening address to Ohioans:

“The governor squandered a prime opportunity this evening to level with the people of Ohio, to tell them the truth that his vaccine rollout has been a total disaster. For months, we knew the vaccine was coming and the governor did nothing to prepare. Instead, he’s using the same failed playbook that slowed the rollout of our testing and devastated vulnerable populations, including Black and Brown Ohioans. Tonight, the governor didn’t lay out a plan to address racial disparities or fix scheduling issues that turn away the vulnerable and elderly. I will commend him, however, for standing up to Statehouse Republicans and others in his party by committing to the mask mandate, an easy, proven, low-cost intervention to stop the spread.”