Police officer who refused to enforce lockdown rule tests positive

Police officer who refused to enforce lockdown rule tests positive

- Mark Lamb, a police chief in Arizona, US, has tested positive for Covid-19 weeks after he went against lockdown protocol

- Sheriff Lamb argued then that a few hundred casualties are not enough justifications to bring the economy down

- Arizona is one of the American states with the highest cases of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic

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Sheriff Mark Lamb who went against the lockdown order when the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, wanted to extend it, has tested positive for coronavirus.

In early May, the police chief said that “the numbers don’t justify the actions anymore”, adding that “three hundred deaths” is not a reason enough to shut down the economy, CNN reports.

He said that he would talk to people, especially those near Phoenix, about following the order, but he would not "criminally" enforce it.

In less than two months of saying that, Mark made it known on Wednesday, June 17, that he has tested positive for the deadly virus.

A collage showing Sheriff Mark Lamb. Photos sources: CNN/NewScientist
A collage showing Sheriff Mark Lamb. Photos sources: CNN/NewScientist
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It should be noted that as at Wednesday, June 17, there are over 40,000 confirmed cases of the deadly virus as over 1,800 new cases sprung up that same day.

The state is one of the 10 hotbeds for the virus in America as it has recorded over 1,200 deaths from the virus since the pandemic started.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that an American man with the name James Henderson has lamented how his 22-year-old grandson caught coronavirus.

Grandpa James said the young man went to a party with about 30 people without observing any form of social distancing or wearing a mask.

The man said he and 9 other people came down with the disease. In his final words, he said that this is a warning to young people who think their immune system is stronger than the virus.

In other news, a new study said that levels of antibody in recovered patients of coronavirus reduce drastically within the space of two to three months for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The study, therefore, begged the question of how any immunity could combat the deadly Covid-19.

The research findings came from studying 37 symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The results revealed that over 90% of those with the presence of IgG antibody show a sharp decline.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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