LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Governor Pete Ricketts talked about the COVID-19 vaccination process in Nebraska during his press conference on Wednesday morning.
Gov. Ricketts started his press conference by addressing how seniors can get ahead of the virus if they start showing symptoms.
Ricketts recommended if someone 65 years old or older starts to show COVID-19 symptoms, they should talk to their doctor about monoclonal antibody treatment, as he’s heard from people who have received this treatment and have positive things to say about it. The governor said this treatment can help prevent potential hospitalizations.
The governor is also reminding the public they can visit this website to sign up for vaccinations. Anyone who is having difficulties using the state website to register can call 833-998-2275 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ricketts said Nebraska ranks 13th in vaccine distribution by the New York Times. He is urging residents that have received the first dose to go get their second dose when they are due, as they have a large number of people who haven’t shown up for their second dose.
Along with COVID-19 questions, Gov. Ricketts answered a question regarding the current impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Ricketts said he doesn’t think the impeachment trials are constitutional, and the country should focus on moving on under the Biden Administration.
“I’m not a fan of the impeachment trials. I don’t believe they’re constitutional, and I believe they’re divisive. I believe it’s just continuing to create the division in our country that the Biden Administration is trying- when the Biden Administration is trying to bring us together, and at a time, we should be focused on that transition to the new administration to make sure that runs smoothly. That’s in the benefit of everybody here in this country,” said Gov. Ricketts.
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