Congressional lawmakers from Michigan reacted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) telling their state to shut down as the Wolverine State leads the nation in COVID-19 cases.
Republican members of the Michigan congressional delegation spoke out against the CDC’s new recommendation to shut the state down again amid a COVID-19 spike, while Democratic members sided with the CDC.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on Monday that a shutdown was necessary as the state wouldn’t be able to use a vaccine surge as a solution to the rising number of cases.
“Really what we need to do in those situations is to shut things down,” Walensky said Monday. “If we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work to actually have the impact.”
Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., decried the CDC’s recommendation to shut down Michigan again in a statement to Fox News, calling on the Biden administration to “adopt a surge strategy” and give the state more vaccines instead of backing another shutdown.
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