Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) defended the steps his state has taken to reopen even as it saw its largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases Thursday.
“We have to manage the risk,” Hutchinson said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We take the virus very seriously, it’s a risk, it causes death, but you can’t cloister yourself at home, that is just contrary to the American spirit.”
Hutchinson compared social distancing and wearing masks to driving while wearing a seatbelt.
“You can be in an automobile and that is very risky, but you can manage the risk by wearing a seatbelt,” he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
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