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Biden assures states there’s no one-size-fits all answer to Covid — as he makes one

President Biden apparently wants to say nice things to governors about their right to run their states even as he tried to set policy for them

According to Fox News:

President Biden on a call with governors Monday said he agrees with two GOP state executives that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mitigate COVID-19, even as his administration is pushing major federal solutions to the pandemic that’s nearly two years old.

Biden made the comment after Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is the chair of the National Governors Association, cautioned the president against taking actions that may step on states’ toes as they aim to fight the virus . . .

Biden, however, has put the federal government in a central role on pandemic mitigation measures. The Education Department opened civil rights probes into several states for banning school mask mandates. The president continues to mandate masks in airports, airplanes and on public transportation – and his administration increased fines for those who don’t comply.

And the administration is currently going to the Supreme Court to defend its vaccine mandate for any private businesses with more than 100 employees.