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Political Rewind: A Tragic COVID Record Reached In Georgia; Abortion Access Considered In Courts

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A patient is treated for COVID-19 at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles. Credit: Jae C. Hong, AP

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Our panel discussed a tragic record Georgia set on Monday. The state reported 191 COVID-19 deaths, the single biggest one-day death toll since the virus arrived in the state. Meanwhile hospitals across the state are continuing to struggle with the dramatic increase in COVID-19 patients filling their facilities.

Also, the controversial new Texas abortion law will soon face its first test in court. A San Antonio doctor is being sued for performing an abortion on a woman whose pregnancy had advanced past the six-week limit Texas has set in law. How might the outcome of that lawsuit affect a Georgia lawmaker’s plan to introduce a Texas-style abortion bill here?

Meanwhile, Senate candidate Herschel Walker defended music superstar Nicki Minaj for posting a dubious but widely circulated claim about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Panelists:

Tamar Hallerman – Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tammy Greer – Professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University

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