Zorn calls on Biden to send Michigan more vaccine, glad Whitmer is not imposing new restrictions

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer encouraged a two-week pause for youth sports, in-person learning at schools and indoor dining at restaurants and urged the federal government to send more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to Michigan and other states where cases are dramatically increasing:

“President Biden needs to step up and send Michigan more doses of the life-saving vaccines. Even with the restrictions and safety mandates still in place, Michigan has been seeing alarming COVID-19 numbers for weeks and is currently leading the nation in new cases per capita. The president should have already recognized Michigan’s COVID-19 needs and stepped up to help remedy the crisis.

“I’m glad to see that the governor is finally agreeing with the Legislature that the Michigan people are the best ones to decide what is best for them — this time encouraging families to choose to pause activities to help fight this virus surge instead of ordering another statewide shutdown or imposing new restrictions.

“I join the governor’s call for everyone to reduce their risk of exposure and to consider if getting one of the vaccines is best for their health.”