The complicated world of contact tracing
By Madeline Laguaite Many students choose to take it easy during their summer break. But instead of spending the remaining days of her summer vacation sleeping in, Sombal Bari is on the phone for hours at a time to stop the spread of COVID-19 through her job as a... Read more
Georgia contact tracers could be swamped by COVID-19 surge
Editor’s Note: This article comes courtesy of the Georgia Recorder By Ross Williams In May, the state Public Health commissioner, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, announced plans to quadruple the number of contact tracers across the state, up to 1,000 by late June, to help stem COVID-19 infections. Nurse Connie DeKeyzer... Read more
Young adults and COVID-19: A troubling infection trend
This article was reported and written in collaboration with WebMD By Debbie Koenig and Andy Miller The number of young adults testing positive for COVID-19 has increased dramatically in recent weeks across many states. The spike among those ages 20-39 could be explained by a combination of increased testing,... Read more
How medical personnel avoid taking coronavirus home
By Andi Clements and Andy Miller  Dr. Robert Price’s routine of going to work and coming home used to be drama-free and pretty ordinary. Price, an emergency physician at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, would leave through the front door of his house, and he would return hours later... Read more
Help those populations hit hardest by the pandemic
By Dr. Harry J. Heiman and Rodney Lyn It is now clear that COVID-19 is not an equal opportunity pandemic. As reflected in numerous reports by public health agencies, the media and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color — especially the African-American community — as... Read more

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