Ducey Claims His Policies are ‘Protecting Life’ as Arizona Has Second Worst COVID Death Rate in Nation

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By Keya Vakil

January 13, 2022

As Arizona neared 25,000 total deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey all but ignored the ongoing pandemic during his eighth and final state of the state address. Instead, Ducey claimed that Arizona had “protected” lives during the pandemic. 

“During the pandemic, as other states grandstanded, Arizona protected lives,” Ducey claimed.

Under Ducey’s watch, 25,000 Arizonans have died of COVID-19 and one out of every 400 Arizona children have been orphaned. Arizona’s rate of death is so far above the national average that it’s second of all 50 states, behind only Mississippi.

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  • Keya Vakil

    Keya Vakil is the deputy political editor at COURIER. He previously worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.

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