Delta variant threatens window of opportunity for herd immunity
There is an ominous undertone, a touch of frustration mixed with the surface optimism, as Scott Steiner and Dr. Eddie Black talk about the emergence of the so-called delta variant of the coronavirus that has emerged as the latest health emergency related to the pandemic that has gripped the... Read more
Lee County officials seek extension on CON for new hospital
Noting that the county has changed tack from for-profit designation to not-for-profit with ownership by the Lee County Development Authority, Lee Commission Chairman Billy Mathis confirmed Tuesday that the Lee Commission has asked for an extension of its Certificate of Need in hopes of reviving its planned hospital. Read... Read more
Georgia State awarded CDC grant to increase vaccine uptake in Clarkston
The Prevention Research Center at Georgia State University has received a one-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify behaviors and solutions to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake in the African American and refugee, immigrant and migrant community in Clarkston. Clarkston, in DeKalb... Read more
New broadband project to serve rural southeast Georgia
Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corp. will partner with Kansas City-based Conexon Connect to offer high-speed broadband service to nine counties in southeastern Georgia. The $150 million project will serve more than 57,000 rural homes and businesses in Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Ware and Wayne counties.... Read more
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

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