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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday, but it was his startling admission that he only recently became aware the coronavirus could be spread by asymptomatic people that caught WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel attention.

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

Guess Governor Kemp isn’t much of a news junkie. It’s either that, or he misspoke.

Well, I guess there’s a third option, which is that he’s dumb, but it’s not as though that’s a disqualifying trait for serving in government.

Still, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is located in the state of Georgia. This “fun asymptomatic fact” seems like something Governor Kemp should have already locked into the old memory bank by now.

On the other hand, he’s probably had his hands full with his side gig: personally deporting illegal immigrants from the country in his pickup truck.

Hammer and Nigel have more in the clip below.