Georgia’s Governor Announces That The State Is Reopening Early And Cardi B Went Off
Most of the U.S. is still in lockdown because of COVID-19 but some southern states are risking public health to reopen their economies early. One of those states is Georgia so is allowing most businesses to reopen on Friday with restaurants being allowed to reopen on Monday. It is too early by most reports to do this and people are taking notice.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is eager to open up his state ahead of health expert guidelines.
Gov. Kemp is fighting to get people back to work in Georgia and it has angered health experts. According to guidelines set forth for states to begin reopening, the state should have at least 14 days of declining COVID-19 cases. Georgia has not had a 14-day decline in cases and health experts warn that Gov. Kemp if endangering lives by opening up the state so quickly.
Cardi B sounded off in an Instagram comment to share her frustration with people fighting to open up so quickly.
Cardi B has been a very vocal person when it comes to politics that negatively impacts her community and fans. The coronavirus is no different. Data coming out of several states shows that African-American and Latino communities are being disproportionately impacted by the virus.
According to reports, Georgia’s African-American community is facing higher rates of COVID-19 infections when compared to other demographics in the state. While African-Americans make up 32 percent of the population, the community accounts for 54 percent of COVID-19 deaths.
Stacey Abrams, who ran against Gov. Kemp in 2018, also weighed in on the governor’s decisions to start reopening the state.
Abrams criticized Gov. Kemp’s plan to reopen the state without proper precautions. The former gubernatorial candidate told MSNBC how the decision by the governor doesn’t make sense if they are trying to preserve the life of Georgians.
“These jobs that are reopening, these businesses that are reopening, are going to force front-line workers back to work without having been tested, without having access to a health care system to help them if they are in need,” Abrams told MSNBC.
Doctors and health experts are pleading with Gov. Kemp to reconsider to give healthcare workers a chance to fight against the current caseload.
The director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning of a more fatal second wave from this virus.
“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, told The Washington Post. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean.”
He added: “We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time.”
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