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
Are antibody tests the key to cracking COVID?
By Katja Ridderbusch   Fabian Kausche doesn’t plan on getting a tattoo any time soon, and without much hair, a visit to the barber shop isn’t a priority either. Even though personally, he may be safe to do so. In mid-March, Kausche tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused... Read more
Volunteer mask makers do their part to fight virus
By Madeline Laguaite and Jillian Tracy When Holly Maxwell was about 10, her mother began teaching her how to sew. It was a skill that proved useful for Maxwell’s relatives. Her mother sewed for the family, and her paternal grandmother made dresses for various women in Buford, where Maxwell... Read more
COVID-19 bus brings help for behavioral health needs
By Naomi Thomas A bus mobilized during the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing behavioral health care to two rural counties. The mobile health unit, run by CarePartners, a local agency, has been traveling through Emanuel and Candler counties in east Georgia to bring services to people in need. Since the... Read more
Feeding the hungry in a ‘no-touch’ crisis
By Naomi Thomas Patricia Lingo has seen her work hours at Waffle House cut back sharply during the coronavirus pandemic. But amid that drop in income, her needs have increased. “The coronavirus, well, it practically has taken my job away from me,” says Lingo, 72, a waitress. She says... Read more

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