Now, the increase in risk of exposure from COVID-19 has increased a ton between April 21 and May 2, but this doesn’t mean that Gov. Kemp’s ill-advised cowardly policies are to blame. More testing and new hotspots of outbreaks could be the reason for the increase. This increase could be well within the normal variance that would have occurred whether or not reopening began. This is the gamble, of course.
As of Monday, May 4, some malls have been added to the list of businesses reopening. However, there are many businesses that refuse to take this ridiculous bait from the governor and have refused to reopen without more meaningful public health safeguards in place. As of Monday, Georgia has confirmed 28,671 cases with 1,179 deaths recorded.
Sign and send a petition to your governor: Public health experts—not politics—must determine when we ease social distancing