McConnell makes stop at Baptist Health | Local News


Using a football analogy, Sen. Mitch McCon­nell, R-Ky., during a stop Monday morning at Baptist Health Hardin, said when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination distribution efforts, “we’re in the red zone.”

“I do think we’re close to being past the mask-wearing stage and the economy is picking up dramatically,” he said following a roundtable discussion with hospital leaders. “Look at Churchill Downs last weekend as an example of people getting out, re-engaging.”

McConnell, who last year led the Senate to pass five bipartisan rescue packages allocating almost $48 billion for the development of vaccines and treatments through Operation Warp Speed, said “a good way to look at it, if you were a football fan, is we’re in the red zone – the…

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