WHAT? Georgia Governor Says “We Just Learned” Asymptomatic People Could Spread COVID-19
Georgia has been one of the hardest hit states in the US when it comes to COVID-19. The southern state currently has over 4,748 positive cases. A total of 154 people from the state have died from the disease.
There are signs, though, that Georgia’s governor might not be doing everything he can to learn how to combat the pandemic. During a Thursday press conference, Kemp said that “we just learned” asymptomatic people could spread the illness without knowing it.
Of course, “we” knew about this for months. This information has regularly been passed on during President Trump’s daily press briefings.
Kemp was holding a press conference to announce that he is issuing a shelter in place order for Georgia. He said that finding out this new information helped him make the decision.
“The reason I’m taking this action, like I’ve continued to tell people, I’m following the data, I’m following the advice of Dr. [Kathleen] Toomey,” said the governor. “”Finding out that this virus is now transmitting before people see signs, so what we’ve been telling people from directives from the CDC for weeks now that if you start feeling bad, stay home… those individuals could’ve been infecting people before they ever felt bad. But we didn’t know that until the last 24 hours. And as Dr. Toomey told me, this is a game changer for us.”
Watch a video of Governor Kemp’s comments below: