Political Rewind with Bill Nigut | July 31, 2020

A sign outside of a Atlanta park tells visitors to wear a mask.
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A sign in an Atlanta park asks visitors to wear a mask and social distance to avoid transmitting the coronavirus.
Credit: Sam Bermas-Dawes

Friday on Political Rewind, Georgia continues to record more cases of COVID-19 every day. The month of July has seen several new records in daily case numbers and on Thursday the state Department of Public Health reported more than 3,900 new confirmed cases.

This troubling data comes as Gov. Brian Kemp must decide whether to extend his emergency orders designed to control the virus. The deadline for his latest directive is set to expire today.

We discussed the latest data and policy with our panel of political insiders.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Elizabeth Ford — DeKalb County District Health Director and President-Elect of the National Association of County and City Public Health Officials

Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dr. Carlos del Rio — Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division, at Emory

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