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The GOP governor of Arkansas, where vaccines are lagging and COVID-19 is surging, said it's 'disappointing' vaccines are 'political'

Posted On: Sep 25, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.
AP Photo/Danny Johnston
Arkansas is among the states seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, as many residents are unvaccinated.
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said it's "disappointing" that vaccines have become "political."
He's been traveling throughout the state to combat hesitancy and encourage people to get the shot.
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday it's "disappointing" vaccines have become "political," as his state deals with a COVID-19 surge. Hutchinson, a Republican, was speaking to Greta Van Susteren on her show " Full Court Press " when the host asked him about the state's low vaccination rate. "That's a big challenge for us," Hutchinson said, noting that there is lots of vaccine resistance. "It's a conservative state. Sometimes conservatives are hesitant about the government. And we just got to counteract that by...

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