CDC team conducts research, promotes vaccine in Albany visit
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team has wrapped a week of work in Dougherty County focused on the two-pronged mission of learning why some may be reluctant to accept the COVID-19 vaccine and encouraging more people to roll up their sleeves for a shot. The team met... Read more
Foundation grant aimed at medical billing, debt in southwest Georgia
Community groups and health care providers in southwest Georgia will get help addressing problems with medical billing and debt thanks to a $190,000 grant, Atlanta-based consumer advocacy group Georgia Watch announced Wednesday. The grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will let Georgia Watch work with two other nonprofits... Read more
Albany agencies offer hope for people struggling with addiction
In the midst of a global pandemic that has disrupted the lives of nearly everyone in myriad ways — from being shut off from loved ones to long periods spent in isolation — and has lasted for a year the impact has been massive. For many, the stress and... Read more
Georgia House passes bill extending COVID liability protection
Legislation extending COVID-19 liability protection to Georgia businesses and hospitals until July 14 of next year cleared the state House of Representatives Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 99-68 along party lines to extend the sunset on a bill the General Assembly passed last June shielding businesses and health-care facilities in Georgia... Read more
COVID vaccine rollout creeps ahead in Georgia
Georgia has not yet reached the halfway point in giving first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the roughly 2 million people currently eligible more than a month after the state’s distribution program began, Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday. The number of shots administered to Georgia health care workers, nursing... Read more

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