As Overwhelmed Hospitals Beg for Help, Brian Kemp Still Has No Plan to Curb COVID-19

January 21, 2022

As healthcare workers at Georgia’s largest hospitals plead for help to stem the tide of COVID-19 infections sweeping the state, Brian Kemp continues to do nothing to curb the spread of the virus, while his GOP opponent David Perdue also has no plans to combat the pandemic.

Kemp admitted that he had no plan to address the pandemic when Georgia’s COVID-19 cases hit record highs earlier this month. While overwhelmed hospitals sound the alarm about “wall to wall stretchers” of COVID cases in emergency rooms, Kemp has not a single piece of COVID-specific legislation on his agenda this year, and no mention of the pandemic on his campaign website – continuing his “passive course” of doing nothing and simply “keeping his fingers crossed” that the pandemic will get better on its own. 

Meanwhile, Kemp’s opponent, failed former senator David Perdue, notoriously profited off the pandemic while downplaying the risk to Georgians and ignoring the science.

“It’s inexcusable that two years into the pandemic, Brian Kemp still has no desire to curb the spread of COVID-19 to keep Georgians safe,” said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “While Kemp sits on his hands and hopes for the pandemic to simply resolve itself, Georgians hospitals are hurting as a result of our state leaders’ complete lack of effort to encourage vaccinations – and we know that David Perdue, who lied to Georgians about the severity of the pandemic, would be no better. Our state deserves better than a pro-COVID governor who is intent on prolonging the pandemic in Georgia.”


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