For all the times that John Kerry was called a “flip flopper” by Republicans, Trump is showing himself to behave the same way on the COVID-19 issue as he has changed his views about the disease, now criticizing Georgia for moving to “reopen” even as the sickness continues to spread.
Not long after President Donald Trump said Wednesday he disagreed with Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to start reopening Georgia’s economy on Friday, Kemp took to Twitter to defend his decision.
“Earlier today, I discussed Georgia’s plan to reopen shuttered businesses for limited operations with [President Trump],” Kemp tweeted. “I appreciate his bold leadership and insight during these difficult times and the framework provided by the White House to safely move states forward.
“Our next measured step is driven by data and guided by state public health officials. We will continue with this approach to protect the lives — and livelihoods — of all Georgians.”
Kemp issued an executive order Monday allowing gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, nail technicians and beauty schools to reopen Friday. Theaters, private social clubs and dine-in restaurants can reopen Monday with some restrictions.
Much criticism has been leveled at Kemp since his announcement, mostly from Democrats and scientists who say the Republican governor is opening the state too soon based on COVID-19 data and models. (source)
A warning for all of those who live in or near Georgia- be very, very careful the next few weeks. The same goes for Tennessee as well, since she is also planning a “reopen” just as Georgia is.
As stated before, we do not know what COVID-19 really is or how it works. This disease is in uncharted scientific waters, especially since a lot of evidence points to it being a military-created disease. We do know that it is killing people, that pandemics do go away, and that those who survive tend to lock themselves in their houses and wait until they pass.
It is understandable that things are annoying right now. However, sickness and death are a lot less convenient.
The best answer is to so what the people of the past did- close the door, lock it, and wait it out.
However, nobody wants to do this.
The pandemic is not going away. It is already bad in Nashville and Atlanta, but not as bad as New York or New Orleans. However, both states should be on notice, because now is not the time to re-open. If it does happen, then Atlanta especially could become another New York, and nobody wants this to happen.
What exists right now is that we have a choice. It is either to wait out this issue, taking out anger where it belongs (at business “leaders” and politicians who enabled destructive laws to be passed, or one’s own behaviors), or to waste time raging at things of no consequence and trying to go back to “normal life” and risk a worse re-infection.
Now may not be a good time to visit the south. The question is, if Trump believes it is such a danger, what will he do about it?