Varney: Georgia doing well after governor was slammed for reopening
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney argues states like Georgia are doing well, while Democrat-run states are ‘wallowing’ in a shutdown recession.
On Monday, April 20, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp allowed some businesses to reopen. The Peach State led the way.
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Immediately, the governor, who is a Republican, came in for harsh criticism. Democrats called his action "reckless," "premature" and "dangerous."
In June, there was a significant increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, and the up-trend continued into July. Gov. Kemp was again harshly criticized: you opened too early.
But he didn't back down. Much of Georgia stayed open, and look at 'em now.
According to the Wall Street Journal, new cases are down 30% since July 26. Hospitalizations down 23%.
And, the unemployment rate was just 7.6% in July. It was 10.2% nationally.