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The US states planning to reopen AGAINST health experts’ warning REVEALED
April 22, 2020
The easing of restrictions is being pushed ahead in Georgia, South Carolina and other mostly Southern US states.This follows a number of US protests against rules imposed during the pandemic.
Georgia is among a half dozen states that will allow more business activity this week or next.
Frustration has been brewing after the measures shut down businesses and largely confined residents to their homes in order to containing the coronavirus.
The states plans to ease the restrictions have come forward despite the public largely disagreeing with the decision.
This is despite the state having well over 100,000 cases.
Moreover, the state has one of the lowest testing rates, ranking 42nd out of the 50 states.
This gives health officials less data on the reach of the illness to base decisions on reopening, the data showed.
“Don’t go out,” Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, a Democrat, told residents of the eastern Georgia city during a news conference.
“People will not come here if they think our businesses are not safe.”
Meanwhile, the latest opinion polls show the majority of Americans believe stay-at-home orders should remain in place until public health officials determine lifting them is safe.
This is despite any damage done to the US economy.
“It’s a matter of concern, this whole idea of opening up.
“It’s based on non-science generated parameters,” Dr. Boris Lushniak, dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health, said.
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Governors have been under pressure from businesses and some constituents to relax stay-at-home orders.
The orders have thrown over 20 million people out of work in the past month alone.
In Wisconsin, the pressure came from Republican lawmakers who filed a lawsuit against Democratic Governor Tony Evers, challenging his stay-at-home order that runs until May 26.
Even as states move ahead with plans to reopen, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned a second wave of the coronavirus will be far more severe.
This is because it is likely to coincide with the start of seasonal flu season.
“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post.
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, where nearly half of the country’s COVID-19 deaths have been recorded, met with Trump at the White House on Tuesday.
Mr Cuomo described their discussion as “honest and open.”
”I wanted to have a face-to-face conversation, particularly on testing. We have go get this ironed out. This is a very big issue,” Cuomo told MSNBC following the meeting.