Arkansas governor says it’s ‘disappointing’ vaccinations have become ‘political’

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Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonHuckabee Sanders vows not to impose mask, vaccine mandates if elected governor of Arkansas Arkansas Democrats push Republicans to end ban on mask mandates Overnight Health Care: Drug companies reach tentative B opioid settlement | COVID-19 deaths push drop in life expectancy | WHO chief: Virus risk inevitable at Olympics MORE (R) lamented that it was “disappointing” that politics played a role in whether or not people decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

During an interview with Greta Van Susteren on her show “Full Court Press” set to air on Sunday, Hutchinson said that Arkansas’s political leaning might explain the state’s lower vaccination rate.

“Why is our vaccination rate lower? We’re a very rural state. We have a lot of resistance. It’s a conservative state. Sometimes conservatives are hesitant about the government, and we’ve just got to counteract that by getting better information to them,…

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