ATLANTA – As Governor* Brian Kemp prepares to deliver his latest update on his “too little too late” response to the coronavirus pandemic, “soaring” numbers of Georgians are filing for unemployment while health professionals say they’ve “never felt more abandoned” by their government in fighting this crisis. COVID-19 is expected to be “particularly brutal” in Georgia.
Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams made the following statement:
“I have spent the last two weeks recovering from this disease and I know very well that Georgians across our state are terrified of how this virus will impact our families, our communities, and our jobs. Our governor refuses to take the statewide action that medical professionals and public health experts tell us will save lives. We are in a crisis, our governor is dragging his feet, and playing catch-up when millions of lives are at stake. Governor Kemp needs to take action now for a consistent statewide shelter in place order, before it’s too late.”
Kemp has faced increasing criticism for his failure of leadership in handling this crisis, including from public health experts, local elected officials, and the editorial board of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Below are ten ways Kemp and his administration has failed Georgians during this epidemic:
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