Teresa Hanafin of the Boston Globe writes in her daily Fast Forward column that there are 12 states whose governors refuse to issue stay-home orders:

“I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s mostly governors who belong to the science-denying GOP who have been cavalierly ignoring the unanimous and increasingly frantic calls by the nation’s top epidemiologists and researchers for everybody to stay home to try to slow the spread of this deadly virus.

“The mayors of some cities in seven of those states have ignored their governors and implemented local stay-home orders: That has happened in a few cities and towns in Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

“But in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and both Dakotas, there are no such orders. Maybe they think they have magic borders.”