How did Covid-19 change Missouri politics and policy? A lot.
It’s been one year since COVID-19 fundamentally changed how Missourians, and the rest of the world, lived. And the pandemic also transformed politics in Missouri and in the St. Louis region. It fostered divisions on a multitude of fronts, from whether policymakers should reopen schools to if local or state governments should require masks. And it also shone a spotlight on executive leaders — and public health officials who typically stay out of the media’s glare. On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, five St. Louis Public Radio reporters gave their takeaways about how the virus changed politics and them.