Emphasis on “some.” And emphasis on “hints”: She strains hard here not to directly criticize Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for his order letting certain businesses, like barber shops and nail salons, reopen on Friday. We need social distancing in phase one of our guidelines, Birx stresses. If haircuts and nail treatments can be performed “creatively” somehow to ensure physical space between the vendor and the customer, then fine.
…Which feels like an unnecessarily indirect way of saying, “No, of course businesses that require physical contact on the premises shouldn’t be open yet.”
Asked how it’s possible for hair salons and tattoo parlors in Georgia to reopen, Birx says “if there’s a way that people can social distance and do those things, then they can do those things. I don’t know how.” pic.twitter.com/Qx7YgPUPSV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 21, 2020