Lee sticks to pandemic strategy even as state leads U.S. in COVID cases per capita

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 03, 2021 5:52 AM CT | Published: September 02, 2021 6:29 PM CT
<strong>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re in a very difficult position in our state,&rdquo; Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday, Sept. 2, during a briefing at the State Capitol in Nashville.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

“We’re in a very difficult position in our state,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday, Sept. 2, during a briefing at the State Capitol in Nashville. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

As more than a third of new COVID cases are among children, Lee says, “We’re doing what we believe is the best way forward.”

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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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