End the COVID-19 lockdown! Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp proved right

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp was widely criticized for his decision to end his state’s COVID-19 lockdown and reopen businesses.

But he is proven to be right.

As you can see in the Georgia Department of Public Health graph below, ending the lockdown did not lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. On the contrary, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases actually plunged after the reopening on April 30, 2020.

And although the number of COVID-19 cases began climbing up again on May 11, the “second wave” did not reach the heights of the first, and quickly dropped to below the lowest point on April 30.

Georgia’s COVID-19 cases are confirmed by U.S. health secretary Alex Azar.

As reported by Reuters, Azar said on May 17, 2020 that authorities are not seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening, but are seeing increases in some areas that remain closed: “We are seeing that in places that are opening, we’re not seeing this spike in cases. We still see spikes in some areas that are in fact close to very localized situations.”

Azar also said there are serious health consequences to not reopening. (See DCG’s “Walnut Creek, CA: Doctors have seen more deaths by suicide during quarantine period than deaths from Wuhan virus“)

Kemp’s decision to end Georgia’s lockdown is supported by a new study by 12 scientists from the Cornell University, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Lancaster University, which found that social distancing did not reduce the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases, but “merely stabilized the spread of the disease.”

Even the UNICEF has changed its tune.

The Telegraph reports on May 13, 2020, that Dr. Stefan Peterson, chief of health at UNICEF, warned that lockdown can actually kill more than COVID-19. The risk of children dying from malaria, pneumonia or diarrhoea in developing countries is spiralling and “far outweighs any threat presented by the coronavirus”.

Peterson said: “Indiscriminate lockdown measures do not have an optimal effect on the virus. If you’re asking families to stay at home in one room in a slum, without food or water, that won’t limit virus transmission. I’m concerned that lockdown measures have been copied between countries for lack of knowing what to do, rarely with any contextualisation for the local situation. One size fits no one. The objective is to slow the virus, not to lockdown people. We need to lift our eyes and look at the total picture of public health.”

Finally, there’s the media-lionized health guru Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the CDC.

Although Fauci on April 17, 2020, declared that the lockdown could last as long as 16 months due to the need for a coronavirus vaccine, a month later on May 22, the same Fauci now says that keeping the country locked down for too long may cause “irreparable damage.” He told CNBC:

“We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences including consequences for health. And it’s for that reason why the guidelines are being put forth so that the states and the cities can start to reenter and reopen.”

~Eowyn

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TrailDust
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4 months ago

Governor Kemp has exposed the lie we’ve been told. Bravo, Governor!

chemtrailssuck
4 months ago

Glad to see ONE Governor isn’t a gutless wonder!

Antoine Bechamp is saying, “I told you so”.

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
4 months ago
Reply to  chemtrailssuck

Yeah great guy, putting Ms. Martha Stewart, Jr. who wants to kill babies into the Senate like a retard. Now the bitch is refusing to step down and will probably hand Georgia over to a Dem whose criminal behavior is yet to be discovered and reported.

Brian unkemp is an ignoramus but compared to most Republicans, he is an intellectual giant.

DCG
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DCG
4 months ago

The only place we’ve seen a spike is in the detention center. And thankfully they are not freeing the inmates – just transferring them to other facilities based on positive/negative results. Our city opened up over two weeks ago – no spikes noticed.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Truth be known,I’m not sure my Town EVER actually shut down. Yeah,there are a lot of businesses that closed or changed their methods of operation,but I didn’t see much,if any, change in the amount of traffic,people out doing things or going to the parks to hang out. Since the Coffee Shops were closed,they DID get coffee from their favorite drive-through,and went to the City Park to socialize. The important thing is that our County has remained fairly consistent throughout,with 20 active cases,8 (so far) recovered,one death which I’m not convinced was BECAUSE of COVID-19. The Stores and Home Improvement Centers… Read more »

DCG
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DCG
4 months ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

Sounds like your town is much smaller than my county of 100K people. We’ve got 270 confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus and our two hospitals were never overwhelmed. In fact, one is now furloughing staff. The sad thing I noticed is that the big box/chain companies never had to shut down (nor the liquor stores). The mom and pops, small restaurants/businesses and salons were shut down for two months. Some are coming back. I finally saw my stylist last week. ALL of the girls at the salon have been hard hit and applied for fed assistance. I’m not convinced… Read more »

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
4 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Isolation is bad. Viruses that are transmitted a lot tend to stabilize, but when people isolate, the strains of virus most likely to pass on are ones that adapt to the change in conditions, which means the virus mutates more, not less. Most people think that if the virus is allowed to spread through a large portion of the population, that is when it will mutate out of control, but they mainly mutate because if shutdowns. That’s very bad, and there is also a chance for rebound sickness with people who have weakened immune systems from the lack of sunlight,… Read more »

DCG
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DCG
4 months ago
Reply to  Vin ze Vizzer

Concur re: isolation.

And yes, the media is pure garbage!

Vin ze Vizzer
Vin ze Vizzer
4 months ago

When the Good Lord decides to punch your clock, you’re done. If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die. Reopen now.

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
4 months ago

I’m not convinced. Still seeing wildly-conflicting evidence RE: numbers of those infected, hospitalized, going to ICU, ventilated, and dying in major metro areas. And not watching the lamestream media at all, but reading a bit via MSN.com, which is pretty much the same; guess which results they show? Also still not convinced of the accuracy of the tests being administered (and thus the results). Or that being tested sans symptoms serves any purpose. Or that being tested WITH symptoms serves any purpose; both yielding a positive test doesn’t get you any better treatment; it only gets you quarantined. Finally, SICK… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by CogitoErgoSumantra