- Jun 6, 2012
That’s interesting considering Georgia had a relatively large number of new cases and deaths reported yesterday. They’re rather high up on the list of states affected. You wonder how much of these decisions are about it being safe enough to reopen and how much of it is about enabling small business like salons and restaurants to make money. I feel a little bad for the governors in charge of making these decisions; there’s probably a lot of guesswork involved and pressures to either reopen or stay closed. But it’s surprising Georgia would loosen restrictions faster than states with far fewer cases. I guess restaurants will spread their tables 6 feet apart and whatnot.
I know it sounds strange, but they aren't as concerned about number of cases, because there's more testing available. GA peaked in hospital stays and that number is declining. We have many nurses in our subdivision, and several have tested positive, as well as some of their family members, stating their symptoms ranged from loss of taste and smell, mild to bad coughs, mild to bad sore throats, and GI issues. A few weeks ago people stated their wait was over an hour at GA Tech only allowing people with bad symptoms and referrals to be tested, and a few days ago people were saying they walked in and out with an appt and a referral with mild to bad symptoms at a pop up station at a park. They are encouraging people with underlying health conditions, the elderly, and their family members to continue stay at home restrictions and the nursing homes will continue to stay at high level restrictions. If there becomes hot spots, the Governor will put restrictions back in place in those areas.