Commentary:  Fix hospital business models before next crisis
By Dr. Angel R. Leon As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the U.S., we need to reflect upon how hospitals initially responded to the crisis, and how market forces may have made them more vulnerable. Some institutions that invested years of work and millions of dollars to hone... Read more
Living with anxiety amid fallout from a pandemic
By Naomi Thomas and Andy Miller Becca loved her job in the travel-and-tourism industry, but few industries have been so thoroughly decimated during the COVID-19 pandemic. A 31-year-old metro Atlanta resident, Becca watched helplessly this year as the devastation deepened, and it eventually reached her company. She was furloughed... Read more
A strange, difficult time to study medicine
By Andi Clements  Ally Freeman, who’s pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, used to spend about nine hours a week getting hands-on experience in a classroom or a lab. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted daily life around the globe... Read more
The ‘last responders’: A new normal for funeral directors
By Madeline Laguaite Billy Hendrix, a 30-year veteran of the funeral industry, thought he had seen it all. But the last few months have changed his mind. Growing up in Indiana, he spent a lot of time after school at the nearby funeral home — a 37-room, three-story mansion... Read more
What the soldiers saw after virus hit rural nursing home
Of Georgia’s more than 1,100 COVID-19 deaths, 12% are from long-term care facilities in a region that holds just 3% of the state’s population. As the state reopens, staff know that risks of exposure will only increase. By Max Blau This article was produced in partnership with ProPublica. Georgia... Read more

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