COVID-19 cases hit record highs in state
Another day, another COVID-19 record. Georgia Public Health officials reported 3,472 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, breaking the record of daily reported infections set Wednesday of 2,946 cases. And the state’s total of COVID-19 hospitalizations is also at a new high, at 1,649. Cody Hall, a spokesperson for Gov. Brian Kemp, told... Read more
Health care workers’ letter to governor urges mandatory masks
Hundreds of Georgia health care workers are urging Gov. Brian Kemp to require people to wear face masks in public. Those workers are signing a letter, to be sent Thursday morning, that also calls on Kemp to shut bars and nightclubs and prohibit gatherings of more than 25 people,... Read more
‘COVID fatigue’: Are folks slacking off in the fight? 
Tired of wearing a mask in public places? Do you ever forget to take one along when you go out? Are you weary of social distancing with friends and family members? Is your hand-washing getting less frequent and a little less thorough? These may be signs that weariness with... Read more
Nursing home exec: COVID ‘dramatically reshaping our business’
By Max Blau Nursing homes have become a constant battleground during the COVID-19 epidemic — in Georgia, around the nation and in several other countries. Nearly half of Georgia’s 2,784 deaths have come from long-term care facilities, a percentage that’s mirrored in national statistics. In mid-March, as COVID-19 quickly... Read more
Considerable action on health bills puts cap on interrupted session
State Rep. David Knight had a triumphant look Friday when talking about his quest for more oversight and restrictions on the PBM industry. Pharmacy Benefit Managers are basically corporate middlemen between health insurers or large employers and drugmakers in handling pharmaceutical benefits. The Georgia General Assembly approved a group... Read more

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