Vice President Mike Pence’s slow response to the 2015 outbreak of HIV in Indiana while he was that state’s governor resurfaced after President Donald Trump named him the head of the U.S. Coronavirus
Trump's plan for the coronavirus so far:
-Cut winter heating assistance for the poor
-Have VP Pence, who wanted to "pray away" HIV epidemic, oversee the response
-Let ex-pharma lobbyist Alex Azar refuse to guarantee affordable vaccines to all
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 27, 2020
Here's the kicker about Mike Pence enabling the worst HIV outbreak in the history of Indiana: it was all because he wanted to shut down Planned Parenthood, which were leading HIV testing centers in the state.
Mike Pence's distrust of women led to an HIV outbreak. No joke.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 27, 2020
As Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence was so slow to start a clean needle exchange for IV drug abusers that by the time he finally did it, up to 215 people were infected with HIV in a population of just 24,000 people in Scott County. Trump naming him Coronavirus Czar is ludicrous.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 27, 2020
Trump put Mike Pence in charge of cornonavirus response. Pence said prayer should be how Indiana should control its HIV out break in Indiana when he was governor, and also believes you can reverse your abortion. #coronavirus
— Lizz "Hollywood Death Cult" Winstead (@lizzwinstead) February 27, 2020