Key Words: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp just learned something about the coronavirus he should have known a long time ago

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Stacey Abrams was trending on Twitter TWTR, -0.26% on Thursday, not because of something she said, but rather for something the guy who beat her in the Georgia gubernatorial race said:

‘Finding out that this virus is now transmitting before people see signs, so what we’ve been telling people from directives from the CDC for weeks now that if you start feeling bad, stay home … those individuals could’ve been infecting people before they ever felt bad. But we didn’t know that until the last 24 hours. And as Dr. Toomey told me, this is a game changer for us.’

That’s Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who apparently just learned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, explaining why he’s finally announcing stay-at-home order across the entire state.

Watch the clip:

Of course, public health officials have been talking about this for weeks. In fact, Dr. Fauci of President Trump’s response team said as much back in January.

“There’s no doubt… that asymptomatic transmission is occurring,” he said.

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According to the state’s department of public health, Georgia, which was later than most to enact stay-at-home measures, currently has 4,748 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 154 deaths.

Kemp, along with Abrams, became a trending topic across social media after the briefing.

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