Political Rewind: COVID Spike Brings Vaccine Incentives, Imperatives; A Tale Of Two Herschel Walkers

Mercer University offered the Pfizer vaccine to students, faculty, staff, and the community on March 29. (Grant Blankenship, GPB)

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp announced new initiatives in the effort to get more Georgians vaccinated. Residents under the state health plan will receive a subsidy if they get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kemp is also preparing 2,500 additional Georgia National Guard troops to assist hospitals across the state reeling from the recent surge in hospitalizations from COVID-19 cases.

In other news, Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker faces new light on his tumultuous past. An investigation by the Associated Press revealed documents detailing accusations that Walker repeatedly threatened his ex-wife and alarmed business associates with unpredictable behavior. How significant will these reports be through Walker’s campaign?

Also, the Buckhead city movement is gaining some momentum. Republican states Sens. Clint Dixon and Brandon Beach are cosponsoring legislation calling for a referendum on the city’s controversial succession.


Sen. Michelle Au — State senator (D-Johns Creek)

Leo Smith — Republican consultant and founder, Engaged Futures Group

Rene Alegria — President and CEO, Mundo Hispanico Digital

Fred Smith — Professor of constitutional law, Emory University

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