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Why Georgia Could Be Blowing
the Lockdown Meme
Out of the Water

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Posted By: Hermoine, 8/6/2020 10:11:48 AM

Georgia was one of the last states to cave to a statewide lockdown. It was also one of the first to start reopening. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp resisted calls to mandate a statewide closure, leaving it to local governments. When reopening was an option after guidelines were published, Kemp ensured that all Georgians would be allowed to participate in the reopening and prohibited local governments from implementing more restrictive guidelines than he did at the state level. The media freaked out on both ends of the lockdown. They browbeat Kemp until he issued the stay-at-home order.

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I'm in Georgia...and yes, the rapid increase in cases completely coincides with the idiots who were rioting and protesting. Since those have died down, our rates have started to fall, but you'd never know it from the local news here...it's all doom and gloom. Some school districts have opened, but the ones in the metro area have not b/c they keep claiming we have a high transmission rate. And, of course, the equate a positive diagnosis with certain death.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/6/2020 10:41:23 AM (No. 501734)
Just took a trip to GA because of this. There are no mask mandates from the government, but businesses are free to have them, and many do. One place had a sign: DARWINISM. No Masks Required!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: justavoter 8/6/2020 11:25:28 AM (No. 501795)
Here in Tennessee we have had the spike in cases that peaked around July 13-17 which coincides with the raucus July 4th weekend of riots. Things have been trending down since other that some of the outlying counties that are catching up with the spread.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Daisymay 8/6/2020 11:32:53 AM (No. 501806)
Good to see a positive article for a change! Sometimes I get a bit down in the dumps from so much negative TV and articles. I truly think this covid thing is all politics. With the help of Fauci and Birks, it will remain alive until after the election!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MMC 8/6/2020 11:49:30 AM (No. 501821)
My 21 year old sees thru the bs... so do a lot of young people.. I get down too.. stay off news cycles!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Skeptical1 8/6/2020 11:56:38 AM (No. 501829)
In normal times, during flu season, people publish maps of flu activity around the country. If it's worse in one state than others, no one blames the governor of that state; it's just the way it is. Nobody does much of anything about the flu, but you do see wide variations in the intensity of the outbreaks. Covid seems to be that way, too. Just looking at how countries around the world are doing in terms of deaths per capita (and taking the numbers at face value), there doesn't seem to be much logic to it. Are the UK and Belgium that much more screwed up than Germany and Poland? Yet their Covid death rates are far, far worse. Here in California, LA is suffering much worse than the Bay Area, but the governance in both places is probably about the same. (Poor us.) So if Georgia is doing better without too much disrupting of peoples lives, great. If another state following the same approach has a setback, I wouldn't feel too defensive about it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Zarin 8/6/2020 1:47:00 PM (No. 501936)
I really think that is best - let people be adults. The virus just needs to 'run it's course.' Here in Ohio Guv DeWine caved to the teachers unions. The kids have to wear masks and/or have remote learning. It tears me up as a relatively large percentage of kids do not have a home environment that aids learning. And remote learning pretty much is a mess. Kids need other kids, they need to interact & play etc. And they have a very low probability of spreading the virus!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: rikkitikki 8/6/2020 1:48:30 PM (No. 501937)
To #5: No need to get defensive, but if the protocols of one state save more lives than those of other state, the politicians and bureaucrats should be very curious as to why. If they're not, then their criminally negligent.
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