By Morgan Gonzales
Melissa Lee had more to deal with than funeral planning when her husband, Dan Williams, died by suicide in January. She also was faced with continuing Dan’s 1,400-member Facebook group, “Athens, GA Mask Grades 2.0,” designed to help residents of Athens protect themselves from Covid-19 by grading local businesses on their safety measures.
The group follows a strict template that Melissa Lee compares to a Yelp review. The review includes ...
By Maureen O’Hagan
From her Baltimore dining room, Susan Goodlaxson can see her neighbor gardening across the street. But while other neighbors stop to chat, Goodlaxson just watches from the window. She uses a wheelchair, and there isn’t a single curb ramp on her block.
If the 66-year-old wanted to join, she’d have to jump her wheelchair down the 7½-inch curb and risk a fall. Ditto if she wanted to wheel over ...
About 70 percent of Georgia adults in a new survey report they had burdensome health care costs in the past year.
And an even higher percentage – 80 percent – are worried about being able to afford health care in the future.
The survey of more than 950 adults was conducted from April 12 to May 3 by Altarum, a nonprofit research and consulting organization.
Those cost concerns extended to respondents’ answers on what issues ...
The devastating impact of the Delta variant helped push John Arthur Brown into action.
Brown, an Atlanta photographer, had been reluctant to get vaccinated. “I was the hesitant one,’’ he said. His doubts were based on how quickly the Covid-19 vaccines were developed.
He had what he called a mild case of Covid last June. But some time later, he began experiencing what he calls long-term Covid symptoms. “Much of it ...
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