Despite Media Gaslighting, Georgia is Doing Just Fine After Reopening
On Saturday, Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp announced the lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations since the state began reporting this data. He also tweeted that Saturday had the lowest amount of coronavirus patients on ventilators.
Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th.
Today also marks the lowest total of ventilators in use (897 with 1,945 available).
We will win this fight together! pic.twitter.com/byxACEiQCp
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) May 9, 2020
Two weeks ago, Georgia started lifting most lockdown restrictions, being one of the first states to do so, despite intense criticism from the Left and the media.
TheBlaze lists some of the backlash examples from the media and the Left:
CNN published a story on April 28 declaring, “Georgia’s daily coronavirus deaths will nearly double by August with relaxed social distancing, model suggests.”
Meanwhile, the Atlantic said, “Georgia’s brash reopening puts much of the state’s working class in an impossible bind: risk death at work, or risk ruining yourself financially at home. In the grips of a pandemic, the approach is a morbid experiment in just how far states can push their people. Georgians are now the largely unwilling canaries in an invisible coal mine, sent to find out just how many individuals need to lose their job or their life for a state to work through a plague.”
Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Kemp beat in 2018 to retain his governorship, claimed the move risked “putting more lives in danger.”
But, as usual, the Left was wrong. Georgia hasn’t seen a spike in cases, despite the increase of visitors from out-of-state. The incubation period for the Wuhan virus takes up to two weeks, so the fact that the spike still hasn’t occurred is important.
Just remember that the Left is always wrong, but don’t expect them to ever apologize for it (or even acknowledge it).