Scott Gottlieb: Would not be shocked if Brian Kemp revises reopening plan in Georgia


Former U.S. Meals and Medication Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday stated he wouldn’t be shocked if Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp revises his plans for some companies within the state to reopen this week after pushback from President Trump.

“I wouldn’t be shocked if the governor pulls again from this record and pushes off the reopening of those sorts of companies to a later level within the reopening of his total economic system,” Dr. Gottlieb stated on CNBC.

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Mr. Kemp is permitting some companies, together with salons and tattoo parlors, to reopen beginning on Friday.

Mr. Trump had stated on Wednesday it was in all probability too quickly however that he would depart issues as much as Mr. Kemp.

“I feel in case you had been attempting to create an inventory of issues that you just didn’t need to open within the early phases of attempting to restart the economic system, it could look so much like this record,” Dr. Gottlieb stated, additionally stating that bowling alleys and theaters are on there. “So I don’t know the way they really got here up with these companies.”

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Dr. Gottlieb has emerged as an influential voice throughout the coronavirus pandemic and response.

The White Home named him as one in all about 200 business leaders and consultants serving to the administration, and he’s additionally advising Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on COVID-19 responses.

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