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Some governors have actually announced plans to bring their states’ economies closer to full force amidst signs the coronavirus break out is slowing– however they’re not all being dealt with the same by traditional media, according to one popular watchdog.
Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp revealed Monday that specific organisations, consisting of fitness centers and beauty parlor, might reopen in his state beginning this Friday. The news stimulated social networks outrage and was commonly slammed as premature and reckless.
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Vanity Fair wrote, “Front-Runner for Country’s Dumbest Governor to Resume Necessary Bowling Alleys, Nail Salons Friday,” while CNN’s Don Lemon said Kemp was taking a “huge gamble” with public health.
However Fourth Watch editor Steve Krakauer stated that mainstream media isn’t treating all guvs equally and believes the story will need to alter when Democratic governors make similar decisions.
” The media narrative will need to move as more blue states join the red ones in returning to some normalcy.”
— Steve Krakauer
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” Never mind that this same tactical easing of lockdown restrictions, while still maintaining social distancing guidelines, is being implemented by Colorado’s guv in nearly the very same specific timeframe– the Democratic governor announced he would let the stay at home order expire Monday,” Krakauer wrote.
Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis likewise stated on Monday that specific companies and facilities would be able to resume on April 27 with social distancing in location, according to the Denver Post. Colorado will then enable many retail stores to open on May 1, with “large workplaces” resuming on May 4 at 50 percent capacity, according to the Colorado Public Radio.
” The media narrative will have to shift as more blue states sign up with the red ones in returning to some normalcy, Krakauer stated.
Health authorities have cautioned that enabling companies to resume too quickly might lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, however Monday’s announcements came as states were feeling the pressure to roll back social distancing procedures and resume an economy annihilated by forced business closures and layoffs.
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President Trump last week unveiled a prepare for reopening the economy in a number of phases based on the severity of the break out in each state or region.
” We can start the next front in our war, which we are calling ‘Opening Up America Again,'” Trump said throughout a White House news briefing. “To maintain the health of Americans, we need to maintain the health of our economy.”
Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.