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Ricketts: White House facts are off on spread of COVID-19 in NE

Pete Ricketts
Posted at 10:16 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 12:36:41-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the White House is using bad data that makes Nebraska look bad.

Just last week, the White House put the state of Nebraska into the 'red zone' due to a rising number of covid-19 cases, specifically a high positivity rate.

Ricketts claims the White House doubled certain individuals to get a higher positivity rate. He also mentioned that Dr. Deborah Birx, who's on the White House coronavirus task force, will be in Lincoln soon as a part of a Midwest tour.

He has no other details as of yet.

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