Representative Patty Lewis, a Democrat, represents Jackson County (District 25) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2020.
In addition to her legislative service, Lewis has more than 20 years of health care experience as an ICU/Critical Care Registered Nurse, as well as a Health Care Executive. As an ICU nurse, Lewis cared for the most vulnerable patients in the hospital. As an executive, she was responsible for leading teams, building cases, and identifying solutions to improve patient safety for health care organizations across the world.
I am tired of the political mask debate! It is about LIFE or DEATH. Hospitals in KC are filling up & going on diversion which means if you or a loved one get sick w/COVID, has a heart attack or is seriously injured in a car accident, there may not be a hospital bed for you.(1/3)
4:02 PM · Jul 28, 2021
(2/3)I support @QuintonLucasKC #MaskMandate. This is an evolving virus. According new info from the @CDCgov even if you are vaccinated, you can still get the Delta variant, be asymptomatic, have a LARGE viral load in your system & spread the virus. The entire state is in the red.
(3/3)If you care about your neighbor, those with underlying health conditions & children 11 yrs old & younger, PLEASE, please, please #GetVaccinated. And let’s all #MaskUp until we reach heard immunity. #HealthCare shouldn’t be political. #MOLeg #MaskUp
If you haven’t already done so, get vaccinated.
Wear a damn mask.
Meanwhile, in Kansas City, Missouri (July 28, 2021)
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
The citizens of St. Louis and St. Louis County are not subjects — they are free people. As their Attorney General I’ll be filing suit Monday to stop this insanity. #covid
6:50 PM · Jul 23, 2021
Some of the responses:
You’ve gone a couple of days without losing in court, do you need a fix?
My kids can’t get vaccinated. We need to either get more people vaccinated, or do what is necessary to protect everyone from the spread among the unvaccinated. Do not take legal action against St. Louis City and County doing what needs to be done.
Setting yourself up for another loss in court?
I’m one of those people and I’d like to know how many times you’ve promoted vaccination. Looking back through July tweets….that would be a big ZERO times. As a doctor who works inpatient, I suggest you drop the politics and do something useful.
You are completely out of touch with the seriousness of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Individuals choosing not to be vaccinated are a problem as yourself, and Missouri Republicans who are against mask mandates or other issues for the greater good of our communities and state.
Are you going to sign the lawsuit this time or find a totally different embarrassing way to lose?
We’re not your grandstanding springboard either. Leave us alone. #STL
Read the room, dude.
Ohohoh… Scary Eric is gonna sue!!! It will end like the rest of them
Is it not the most important role of government to protect its citizens from harm? Why would you choose to take a political and legal position that ignores the health and welfare of your fellow citizens?