The biggest names in hip-hop are speaking out. Everyone from music mogul Diddy and UGK’s Bun B have come forward to react to the United States gearing up to reopen.
Diddy, Bun B, T.I. + More Speak Out
Over the past few hours, social media has erupted with hip-hop artists sharing their personal issues with places like Georgia and Texas getting close to opening up businesses. Diddy and Bun shared news reports showing an interest in putting the economy over human lives.
“#Truth God bless Atlanta” -Diddy’s Instagram
“Atlanta: YKWTFGO” -T.I.’s Instagram
“When RIGHT IS WRONG BUT IT’S RIGHT ——-” -Wack 100’s Instagram
“All My ATL comrades stay discipline —- Do NOT run out in the street when the light turns green. Shit is still red bodied still dropping DONT be the test dummy PLEASE”
“bunb If you don’t know that they valued money over people before, you have to know now. It’s not a conspiracy if they flat out tell you the plan.” -Bun B’s Instagram
“Welp. “There are more important things than living” Noted! His words, not mine. All my Texas people stay safe.” -Jeezy’s Instagram
“Red state” -2 Chainz’s Instagram
Announcement Heard Around The Globe
On Monday, Georgia governor Brian Kemp broke massive news. He revealed his state’s rollout for businesses including restaurants to reopen under social distancing requirements.
The governor’s order will allow gyms, bowling alleys, salons and some other indoor facilities closed under his shelter in place order to resume operations by Friday if they comply with social distancing requirements and meet other safety standards. And restaurants, which were banned from in-person dining, will be allowed to reopen on April 27 if they meet guidelines his office will release later this week. Theaters will also be covered by those new standards. Bars and nightclubs will stay shuttered. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Wait, There’s More
Recent reports claimed Georgia had hit its peak in deaths caused by coronavirus. However, initial projections claimed it wouldn’t be reached until next month.
The model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now shows that Georgia passed its peak for virus-related deaths April 7, and hospitals may have reached their peak demand on resources last week. Earlier projections showed those milestones would not be reached until early May, after Gov. Brian Kemp’s original stay-at-home order was scheduled to expire April 30. (WSB-TV)
Before You Go
Georgia is trying to monitor the spread of coronavirus. There is an app in place to help inform people about testing and treatment locations.
Augusta University will take a leadership role in expanding coronavirus testing across Georgia, with the local school providing screening and coordinating specimen testing. AU Health’s ExpressCare telemedicine app will make it possible. The plan was announced Monday by Gov. Brian Kemp as he updated the public on the state’s coronavirus situation, saying Georgia is taking testing “to a different level.” He noted that AU Health launched the app as part of its comprehensive plan to screen, test and treat patients through an algorithm designed by experts at the Medical College of Georgia. (WRDW)