Noem critical of news coverage of pandemic

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has been critical of news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic which she says at times has not been fair.

Noem says some reporters have focused on the negative aspects of the pandemic.

Noem says she will continue to point out what she considers uneven coverage.

Noem did not issue any stay at home orders or face mask mandates to deal with the pandemic. She says the focus has to be on hospitalizations and the death rate from COVID-19.