The reality on COVID front lines
COVID-19 patients, 345 in all, filled about half of all the beds at NGHS hospitals on Jan. 8. Dozens of other patients were in the Emergency Department at the system’s Gainesville hospital waiting for a room. Some couldn’t even get in the ER. Even after one expansion after another... Read more
Jim Galloway: An apology for leaving you with this mess
Jim Galloway writes: “By the time most of you read this, my 41-year career at my hometown newspaper will have come to an end. It has been a pleasure, mostly — and an adventure, always.” Read the full article: ajc.com  Read more
Georgia EMS crews near ‘breaking point’
With every passing day of record-breaking COVID-19 infections, the severely overburdened hospital system is now stressing the backbone of the state’s emergency medical response system. “I don’t know where our breaking point is, but I feel like we’re getting very close,” said Chad Black, director of the EMS Association of Georgia.... Read more
Since pandemic began, 800 Georgia Guardsmen have tested positive
The total number of Georgia National Guardsmen who have tested positive for COVID-19 has more than doubled to 800 since last summer, when hundreds were dispatched to help fight the spread of the disease and boost security amid the protests for racial justice. Read the full article: ajc.com  Read more
Vaccine distribution plan to get tested in days ahead
Any day now, weary health care workers in medical facilities throughout Georgia will be lining up to receive the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that’s expected to put America on a path to normalcy. At the same time, residents and workers will be rolling up their sleeves in... Read more

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