MACON, Ga. — US Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, of Georgia addressed the Macon-Bibb community on COVID-19 during an August 19 press conference.
Warnock currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He’ss vying for the seat currently held by Kelly Loeffler that’s set to head to a special election this year.
On Wednesday Warnock called healthcare a human right that should be provided to all US citizens, adding that COVID-19 is “ravaging” communities in Georgia and that leaders must “push back against those who seek to politicize the pandemic.”
“It’s in the best interest of all of us, for our neighbors to be covered. That should have been clear at any time, but it is exceedingly clear as we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Warnock.
Warnock said Wednesday the pandemic has brought to light longstanding inequalities regarding access to healthcare in Georgia. “For far too many, it’s quite literally a matter of life and death,” he said.
“We need leaders who will not put profits over the well being of people. We need leaders who will not be so focused on sheltering their own investments and their own stock portfolios that they’re not concerned enough about the folks who are sheltering in,” Warnock added.
Warnock also urged for more COVID-19 testing as schools reopen for the new academic year.