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Vermont Gov. Scott Praises Biden For Focus On Pandemic

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (file photo)

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Monday he appreciates President-elect Joe Biden’s immediate attention to look for ways to control the coronavirus pandemic.  Scott’s comments came after Biden unveiled a coronavirus advisory board made up by scientists and public health officials.
 Scott’s statement notes that since the pandemic began he has listened to the advice of his health advisers and the state has consistently had among the lowest virus numbers in the country. As a result, the state has been able to gradually reopen the economy safely.

On Friday Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine urged residents to redouble their efforts to prevent the spread of the virus as the state works to clamp down on a spike in transmission of the coronavirus.

In addition to reporting large numbers of new cases of the virus over the weekend, Vermont on Saturday reported the first COVID-19 fatality in the state since late July.

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