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Come on, do the right thing. Delay just means more death and suffering. Flatten the goddamned curve.

Make a #StayAtHomeOrder happen.

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

Yesterday afternoon, from the Missouri State Medical Association:

MO State Medical Assn @MOMedicalAssn
We sent this 500 cases ago. #StayAtHomeOrder #moleg
3:44 PM · Mar 27, 2020

To recap, from the original letter March 23, 2020:


On behalf of the physicians and surgeons practicing in Missouri, the Missouri State Medical Association requests the enactment of a “shelter-in-place” requirement by executive order.

We appreciate the previous actions you have taken regarding this crisis, and understand the interwoven policy issues at play during this critical time. However, we now believe that a
statewide “shelter-in-place” order is the only way to curb the exponential spread of COVID-19 in Missouri.

If things progress as is, COVID-19 patients will deplete the state’s available hospital beds, ventilators, and precious personal protection equipment. Any additional time without a “shelter-in-place” requirement wastes crucial healthcare resources, including manpower.

As physicians, we understand our role as the first line of defense against this virus. We accept the likelihood that a number of physicians will contract COVID-19 while treating the citizens of Missouri. Despite that known fact, we are prepared to carry out our responsibilities for as long as needed.

We ask for your assistance as we begin this difficult journey.


But, he hasn’t.

Mike Parson (r) [2016 file photo].

Not yet. And delay in a pandemic means more people die.

Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Good luck to us all.


Gov. Mike Parson (r): Do the right thing (March 23, 2020)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): “What, me worry?” (March 26, 2020)