Some non-essential businesses in Georgia are encouraged to reopen this Friday under Governor Brian Kemp’s push to begin dissolving the state’s Covid-19 shutdown measures, despite conflicting recommendations from the Atlanta-based CDC and national and international health experts.
Many Georgia mayors, residents, and workers in the industries called upon to get back to work are concerned the reopening will cause a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Cardi B, a dedicated truth-teller and issuer of warnings throughout the pandemic, is also worried—and she took to Baller Alert’s corresponding news post onIG to let everybody know. Her comment:
“I just want to let people DONT GO AROUND YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS! Once there sick and in the hospital wit covid you won’t be able to see how and what they treating them with. They will literally have them die slow !They are not nurturing covid patience with the proper foods ,tea to boost their immunes.STRAIGHT MEDICATION !Your parents , grandparents or YOU will most likely pass by yourself in a cold hospital with no physical contact with your love ones .HEALTH OVER CAPITALISM!”
Earlier this week, Cardi B’s husband, Offset, took to his own IG to mourn his Uncle Jerry, who recently died after contracting covid-19.
Businesses given the green light to open include tattoo shops, nail and hair salons, therapy barbershops, bowling alleys, and gyms. Employees and clients are instructed to—somehow, someway—maintain social distancing and sanitization protocol. Massage therapists are also among the workers allowed to resume operating. Movie theaters and restaurants, Kemp said, can reopen on Monday, April 27.
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic politician who lost to Republican Kemp by a thin margin in the 2018 gubernatorial election, told MSNBC, “There’s nothing about [the measure] that makes sense.”
Georgia’s coronavirus outbreak is by no means an exceptionally mild one: As of today, the state counts more than 20,1666 confirmed cases and 818 deaths.
Kemp actually admitted covid-19 cases will likely spike as a result of the reopenings. But, the governor said, believes “the state [will] be able to stay on top of it with increased hospital capacity.”