Georgia’s Republican governor is ready to put lives at risk to please President Trump
Georgia governor is causing quite a stir across the country as he plans to reopen the state on Friday. Leaders, experts and Americans alike are afraid that this reopening will create a new wave of infections and deaths.
The state’s shelter-in-place order will be lifted on April 30. The slow reopening is the most aggressive we’ve heard of and will begin with nail salons, massage parlors, bowling allies and gyms this Friday. Monday, restaurants and movie theatres will reopen. Bars and nightclubs will remain closed.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision is even more eager than President Trump’s May 1 reopening prediction.
The Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms believes it’s a dangerous decision and said: “as a parent, I am concerned.”
“Our numbers are going up,” said Bottoms on Cuomo Primetime. She added that while she has a great “working relationship with the governor,” she was not informed about the decision before the announcement.
When asked about the governor’s remarks about how Georgia is doing better than they were a month ago, Bottoms responded and said the state is doing better because they are practicing social distancing.
“We have been aggressive about asking people to stay home. That’s why we’re in a better position,” retorted Bottoms.
Medical workers on the front line told MSNBC the state is absolutely not ready
“We had 15 funerals this weekend. 5 more deaths. We’ve got 60 people on ventilators.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 21, 2020
Georgia: 14th highest infection/7th lowest testing rate; less econ resilient & 1000s of low-wage workers already forced to risk their lives to make a living. Weakened healthcare w/closed rural hospitals, no Medicaid expansion & a doctor shortage. Reopen? Dangerously incompetent. https://t.co/FFfk9EoN3l
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) April 20, 2020
Stacey Abrams on Georgia reopening: “These businesses that are reopening are going to force frontline workers back to the work without having been tested.”
Trying to push a “false opening of the economy,” Abrams said, risks “putting more lives in danger.” https://t.co/sE2Fx4LUck
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 21, 2020
According to The Hill, Georgia has reported 19,398 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 774 deaths.
Husband Contracts Coronavirus After Hosting Anniversary Party Of Less Than 10
A couple from Houston celebrated their 27th anniversary with a small dinner with a few friends this past Friday “All we literally did that day was a fist bump, and he was gone,” said Kim Gagne.
Over the weekend, her husband started feeling ill and had a fever. Kim Gagne thought her husband would get a quick check-up to see if he had the virus, but no “It went from 0 to 100 quickly.” she says.
He rolled away from his wife very quickly, and she has only talked to him by phone. Mrs. Gagne and their children are in quarantine at home.
Kim Gagne gave an interview via Facetime, see the video below:
Gagne says you don’t know who’s sick and doesn’t know it and pleaded to not have people in your house!
It is very unfortunate because for Gagne because her elderly mother is in a senior living home, and she has not been able to see her in person either. “It’s crazy, but we are all in this together,” she said.