WATCH: SC Governor says there will be no vaccine requirement or mask mandate in his state

Appearing on Fox News, Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) argued there’s “exaggeration” and “hyperbole” on the part of epidemiologists and media on big COVID spikes in SC and elsewhere

“We have put the fire out. It’s smoldering in places and could come back up, but the house is not on fire again,” he said.

“We are telling everybody to get vaccinated if you want to get vaccinated,” he explained.

He the says there will be no mask mandate or any vaccine requirement in his state.