Across the state, Brian Kemp is facing criticism for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. At a meeting of business leaders yesterday in Columbus, Kemp sidestepped questions on his administration’s non-existent plans to get more Georgians vaccinated, while op-eds in Atlanta and Savannah this week called on Brian Kemp and state leaders to ramp up their shoddy public outreach in an effort to get more people vaccinated in Georgia, where COVID-19 vaccination rates are lower than in other parts of the country due to failed state leadership.
In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, State Senator Dr. Michelle Au notes that “Gov. Brian Kemp…seemed to have all but given up on any further efforts to reach the eligible Georgians who remain unprotected,” but suggests the state can still reach unvaccinated Georgians through incentives and increased accessibility.
In the Savannah Morning News, longtime columnist Bill Dawers laments that “state leaders have never mounted an aggressive enough campaign to educate Georgians,” and warns that “the cost of inaction will be high” if state leaders like Kemp do not begin to take vaccine promotion seriously.
Read the op-eds below, and read more on how Kemp has failed Georgians throughout the pandemic here.
Opinion: Ways to boost Ga.’s vaccination rate
Atlanta Journal-Constitution // State Senator Dr. Michelle Au // August 10, 2021
City Talk: More aggressive public outreach needed about current COVID-19 surge, vaccines
Savannah Morning News // Bill Dawers // August 9, 2021
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