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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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At the crucial beginning stages of the pandemic that's since upended daily life in the United States, President Donald Trump assured that the virus would disappear "like a miracle," and that the 15 cases in the country at the time would shrink to zero in a matter of days. Republican lawmakers, eager to please the President, echoed these talking points.

Trump reportedly ignored warnings from officials that a massive outbreak in the United States was inevitable, and that he and the administration needed to prepare a response—allocating medical equipment and safety measures to meet the virus upon arrival.

That didn't happen.

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Weeks after a bungled testing kit rollout from President Donald Trump's CDC, governors in rural areas are still having trouble obtaining an adequate number of testing kits to properly determine just how quickly the virus is spreading throughout their communities.

According to a leaked phone call between Trump, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and a group of rural state governors, the President once again expressed skepticism that governors were on the brink of a life-threatening shortage.

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The health crisis in the United States continues to worsen in the face of the global pandemic, passing the 100,000 mark of confirmed virus cases—just days after earning the grim distinction of having more cases than any other country in the world.

Due to a dire shortage of lifesaving medical equipment, governors across the country are imploring the federal government to invoke its powers to compel private companies to manufacture more equipment and oversee distribution of what's already available.

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President Donald Trump gave himself a ten out of ten rating for his response to the current pandemic that's upended daily life in the United States.

Medical experts, governors, and private citizens largely disagreed, citing his initial dismissal of the highly contagious virus and his reluctance to invoke federal powers to slow the spread.

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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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Despite assurances from President Donald Trump, there is not yet a cure for the pandemic that's caused a health crisis upending daily life across the United States.

In his attempts to assure the public that he has everything under control, the President made some wild claims about potential treatments for the disease.

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