Georgia's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, recently announced a stay-at-home order for his constituents in the face of the global pandemic.

One of Kemp's measures included limiting gatherings in Georgia to 10 people, but the governor's rightful caution has thrust the status of Georgia's May 19 primary into uncertainty.

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In a Fox News Town Hall on Tuesday, President Donald Trump revealed that he wanted to scale back social distancing efforts in the face of the pandemic and reopen businesses by Easter, which is just 18 days away on April 12.

This was just the latest signal that Trump and his top advisors are more concerned with the faltering economy than the current global health crisis at its root.

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In the face of President Donald Trump's dismissal of the current health crisis and his administration's slowed response to the pandemic, governors across the country have been forced to take matters into their own hands.

Many have issued stay at home orders to slow the spread of the virus, while also working to secure medical equipment for their state.

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President Donald Trump's response to the health crisis facing the United States has been widely criticized.

He initially dismissed the virus as a hoax before his administration bungled a rollout of testing kits and ordered governors to fend for themselves. Against the near-unanimous advice of health officials, Trump said as recently as Tuesday that he hopes to scale back crucial social distancing measures by Easter—in 18 days.

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Toward the end of February, there were about 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. President Donald Trump vowed that those cases would be down to zero by the following week.

Since then, there are over 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and the death toll has surpassed 100. Both of those numbers are expected to sharply increase in the coming weeks.

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With the White House constantly referring to COVID-19 as the "Chinese Virus," many other members of the GOP are also removing their feet from their mouths after similarly racist comments.

The latest to draw criticism for his racist response to the Novel Coronavirus is Kentucky's Republican junior Senator Rand Paul.

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President Donald Trump declared a national public emergency on Friday afternoon as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread throughout the United States.

One of the greatest threats perpetuating the spread of the virus is a lack of available testing kits to accurately diagnose the number of cases and assess the threat.

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