Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms admitted to NBC News’s Brian Williams that the reopening of Georgia was “not as bad as I thought it would be.”
Bottoms had harshly criticized Governor Brian Kemp’s lifting of the state’s stay-at-home order in April.
She stopped short of actually admitting that she was wrong about reopening, and added that she thought it was “too soon to tell” whether cases would rise in the end.
it’s better than it was, but it’s still not great,” she said. “We’ve still not seen that 14-day decline, as recommended by the CDC.”
Georgia has dropped from 25 to 30% of tests being positive to only 12 to 15% since reopening.
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