Many hospitals report rise in COVID patients, fear post-holiday surge
Many Georgia hospitals have seen a steady and troubling rise in COVID patients in recent weeks. And hospital leaders are worried that gatherings during the Thanksgiving holidays will drive those numbers even higher in the next couple of weeks. Many states are currently being hit harder than Georgia in... Read more
Will nursing homes be among first to get COVID vaccine?
Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that as COVID-19 vaccine doses begin to be distributed, Georgia’s long-term care facilities should be among the first in line to get them. Kemp said that if federal approvals of vaccines come as expected, the shots should begin arriving the second or third week... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Pulse November 25, 2020 0

The COVID pandemic may make Thanksgiving 2020 less enjoyable for many of us. Experts are telling us to avoid travel, keep our holiday gatherings small and even hold them outdoors if possible. As health journalists, we’ll be following that advice — and also wearing masks and keeping our distance... Read more
Single-day record for new COVID infections reached in Georgia
If you count positive COVID-19 results from antigen tests along with those from PCR screenings — something that most states do — Saturday’s increase of COVID infections in Georgia topped 6,300 – a new single-day record. Georgia currently does not count results of the two kinds of tests together.... Read more
Georgia gets another ‘F’ on preterm births
Georgia has earned an “F’’ grade for its rising rate of preterm births, according to a newly released report. The 2020 March of Dimes Report Card, released this week, said the state’s rate of preterm births, often called premature births, climbed to 11.7 percent in 2019, continuing a steady... Read more

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