likely would have called off New Orleans’ packed in February amid the coronavirus crisis if the state had gotten guidance from the federal government, state Lt. Gov.  (R) said Sunday.

The state was “without any guidance at all from the federal government, we now know,” noted ’s Wolf Blitzer. He asked Nungesser if the state had “received some guidelines, would that have saved lives? You might have canceled Mardi Gras?” 

“Well, absolutely,” Nungesser responded. “We surely … had we had knowledge of what was to come, we would have taken a different look at it.”

He added: ”It’s hard to look back now and say we should have canceled Mardi Gras. But with 840 people, deaths, in

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