Public Health accused of excluding blacks from COVID work
The Georgia Department of Public Health is being accused of discrimination. A complaint was filed with Office of Inspector General on behalf of at least 10 black epidemiologists employed with the agency alleges they were excluded from the core COVID-19 response team, despite having what they called equal or better... Read more
Wellstar, citing pandemic, furloughs 1,070 employees
The health care system will temporarily furlough 1,070 team members through July 31st. Affected Wellstar employees will retain health benefits, have the option to use paid time off to minimize the financial impact, and many should qualify for CARES Act support. Read the full article: CBS46.com Read more
Fire near Sterigenics plant ignites residents’ fears
Residents who live near the Sterigenics plant in Cobb County woke up to heavy smoke and fire alarms Wednesday morning. Some immediately feared it was coming from Sterigenics, the controversial facility which stores and emits ethylene oxide. The fire was actually at a Waste Management facility about a quarter of a... Read more
Possible tornado hits Walton Co.; flash flood watch continues
Strong storms that moved through parts of the state Wednesday evening left behind some damage and may have even produced a tornado. Read the full article: 11Alive.com Read more
Georgia rural hospital used for big insurance reimbursements — and profit
Some rural hospitals are being used to set up big paydays from insurance providers, raising questions about how insurance claims are reimbursed. Read the full article: CBS News Read more

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