School mask policies: A study in contrasts
By Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell This article comes from ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  On an August morning in Emanuel County in eastern Georgia, hundreds of children bounded off freshly cleaned school buses and out of their parents’ cars. They were greeted by the principal, teachers... Read more
Georgia Power’s land buys: A cover for pollution?
Sunken Costs: The utility giant’s quiet purchasing spree could shield it from coal ash cleanup expenses This article was produced in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Georgia Health News is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. By Max Blau Over the... Read more
Questions and answers on COVID vaccines
Dr. Ed Ades works with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton on its health team. Ades, who lives in Atlanta, previously was with the CDC for more than 30 years, leading development and implementation of successful projects and programs in infectious disease prevention. He has extensive experience in the field... Read more
In tough medical times, travel nurses in high demand
As a travel nurse, Denise Robinson of Atlanta takes assignments on a temporary basis in hospitals in Georgia and elsewhere. This year she traveled to New York to work at a hospital during the height of the city’s COVID-19 crisis. The workplace hazards she faced – the risk of infection... Read more
How flu vaccine can help the fight against COVID
By William Newlin Tara Graham recently emerged from the side entrance of the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse ready to face one of two major public health threats looming this fall. Graham, a clerk in the county magistrate court, had just received her flu shot from a joint clinic run by... Read more

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