New Report Shows Georgia Ranked Among Nation’s Worst in Response to Pandemic
A new report shows Georgia ranked 47th in the nation in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, released yesterday by the Commonwealth Fund, revealed that Georgia fared worse than almost all other states, with higher-than-average deaths and hospitalizations. Public health experts noted while discussing the report’s findings that Kemp’s “lack of investment in public health infrastructure…and failure to implement common sense policies like Medicaid expansion” put the state at a “disadvantage from the beginning of the pandemic.”
Gov. Brian Kemp, who reopened Georgia against the advising of doctors and nurses, has boasted regularly and run campaign ads touting his response to the pandemic. But the new data reveals that the Peach State fared much worse than others, with higher rates of deaths and far higher rates of hospitalization for COVID-19 than the U.S. average.
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