More than 50 UGA faculty say they will mandate masks
Educators at the University of Georgia have announced plans to require masks in their classrooms despite their state university system not mandating mask-wearing, and say they face potential punishment for following through. More than 50 UGA life science faculty members this week sent a letter to university administrators, stating... Read more
Georgia family mourns ‘joyous’ boy who died of COVID
A family in Georgia is mourning after a 5-year-old boy — described as someone who had “nothing but pure love” — died just days after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Wyatt Gibson suffered a stroke and died on July 16 in a Chattanooga, Tennessee, hospital where he’d been intubated because... Read more
Atlanta students must wear masks when school starts
Atlanta Public Schools, one of the nation’s first districts to begin its school year next month, will require masks for all students and teachers in school and on buses, the district announced Thursday. The announcement comes despite Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s rolling back such measures in an executive order.... Read more
110,000 COVID vaccine doses have been destroyed in Ga. since December
More than 110,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been destroyed in Georgia since December 2020, when vaccines were first administered in the state, Georgia health officials said. Georgia Department of Health spokesperson Nancy Nydam told CNN that 110,079 doses were destroyed because they were not being used. There are... Read more
Greene temporarily suspended by Twitter for vaccine misinformation
Twitter on Monday evening temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she shared¬†misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines, a company spokesperson told CNN. The Georgia Republican, who has a track record of incendiary rhetoric, will not be able to tweet for 12 hours due to Twitter’s policy against people who... Read more

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