Parents sue Cobb school district over lack of mask mandate
Four parents are suing the Cobb County school district on behalf of their children, saying the failure of Georgia’s second-largest school district to require masks means their students cannot safely attend in-person classes because of their disabilities. Read the full article: Associated Press Read more
Decatur school district mandates vaccinations for staff
Employees in the Decatur school system in suburban Atlanta have until the end of October to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The move could set up a showdown with Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued an executive order in May that he says bans government entities from mandating vaccines. The issue hasn’t... Read more
A tale of two clinics: Lines in Kenya, few takers in Atlanta
Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and they should come back tomorrow. Halfway around the world,... Read more
Delta to make unvaccinated employees pay charge
Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline’s top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $40,000. CEO Ed Bastian said that all employees... Read more
Fights over masks in schools engulf Georgia communities
Fights over masks in schools continued to tear at Georgia communities on Thursday even as hospital leaders renewed warnings of shrinking capacity to handle a surge of COVID-19 cases. More than 100 protesters gathered Thursday at the Cobb County school board headquarters in Marietta. Most of them were trying to... Read more

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