Politicians do not Quit

The effect of COVID-19 on politicians

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On Sept. 24, Governor Mike Parson and his wife Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19, according to stltoday.com. With Parson testing positive, this could lead to new COVID-19 changes.

Before Parson tested positive for COVID-19, he worked with the State of Missouri and created a website, showmestrong.mo.gov. Missourians can get information about lists of testing events including locations, what county they are in, when and where, and registration for COVID-19 testing. Then Missourians can fill out a registration form. Citizens of Missouri can find a COVID-19 Chatbot where Missourians can message the Department of Health. They can ask their questions and state their concerns about COVID-19. There is also a COVID-19 Hotline: (877) 435-841, where Missourians can call the Missouri Department of Health and ask their questions and concerns about COVID-19.

People can find data for the state of Missouri on showmestrong.mo.gov, which has a three day waiting period for the data to come to make sure it is accurate. The available information includes the total number of cases and the total number of deaths.

American politicians aren’t the only ones affected by COVID-19. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was shaking hands with people in early March. They stated that by late March, he was sick, according to npr.otg. They continue saying, he was quarantined for 10 days then was sent to a hospital to be treated. He had one of the more severe cases than most, but the British people were alarmed. He was unable to perform his duties. The people of the U.K. rallied around him for him to get better. His support even rose while in the hospital as COVID-19 brought the nation together.

Politicians Who Have Tested Positive (as of Oct. 3):
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) 10/2
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 10/2
Pres.Donald Trump (R) 10/2
Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO) 9/23
Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT) 9/20
Guatemalan Pres. Alejandro Giammattei 9/17
Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) 8/24
Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA) 8/22
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) 8/20
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) 8/6
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) 8/5
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) 8/1
Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain (R) 7/30
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 7/29
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien (R) 7/27
Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-OK) 7/15
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) 7/14
Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Añez 7/9
Brazilian Pres. Jair Bolsonaro 7/7
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) 7/6
Honduran Pres. Juan Orlando Hernández 6/16
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) 6/15
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL) 4/9
Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) 3/30
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) 3/27
Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) 3/27
British P.M. Boris Johnson 3/26
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) 3/25
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 3/22
Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) 3/18
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) 3/18
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) 3/13