Indiana Gov Pense states that he is AGAINST clean needle exchange program

Ind. Gov. to sign executive order for public health emergency for Scott Co.

In January there were seven cases of HIV connected with IV drug use. Now there are 72 cases of HIV connected with IV drug use and there are seven other preliminary cases. The governor said he doesn’t take his action lightly.

SCOTT CO., Ind. (WHAS11) — Indiana Governor Mike Pence will sign an executive order for a public health emergency for Scott County.

This order will send additional resources to Scott County to combat the HIV outbreak for the next 30 days.

Gov. Pence to declare emergency in Scott Co.

In January there were seven cases of HIV connected with IV drug use. Now there are 72 cases of HIV connected with IV drug use and there are seven other preliminary cases. The governor said he doesn’t take his action lightly.

HIV cases on the rise in Scott Co.

Pence said this is not a Scott County problem this is an Indiana problem.

Pence said the details of the executive order are still being hashed out and will be finalized before Thursday morning.

 

CDC moves in as S. Indiana HIV cases skyrocket

2 Responses

  1. Right now this state has zero clue on what the hell its doing. Read up on the recently passed legislation. Maybe i’m not surprised he refuses to do needle exchange.but that could be coming more from AG Zoeller’s office who.might have sights on Pence’s job.

  2. In Texas, for the period 1/1/2014 to 6/30/2014, there were 1,043 cases of HIV/AIDS diagnosed:

    file:///C:/Users/computer1/Downloads/HARSQuarterly.pdf

    Texas has three times the population of Indiana, but still, Indiana calls a state of emergency for 72 cases?

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