Jimmy Carter’s dream almost reached: Guinea worm cases fall to 14
Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter’s dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime. The Carter Center reported Wednesday that only 14 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in all of 2021, the... Read more
More than 500 employees at Northeast Georgia face termination over vaccine
More than 500 employees at Northeast Georgia Health System could be terminated on Feb. 14 for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Hospital officials said earlier this week they continue to talk with the holdouts. Read the full article: Gainesville Times  Read more
David Perdue tests positive for Covid after campaign stop
Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Campaign spokesperson Jenni Sweat said Perdue, a former U.S. senator, recorded a positive result “during routine COVID-19 testing.” Sweat said Perdue is vaccinated and boosted against the respiratory virus. She said Perdue did not have a fever and... Read more
Living organ donors bill passes Senate committee
Legislation aimed at encouraging more Georgians to become organ donors cleared a state Senate committee unanimously Tuesday. The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee approved the Giving the Gift of Life Act following a presentation by Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, who donated one of his kidneys to his 25-year-old son, Will,... Read more
Georgia suing Biden administration over rejection of Medicaid rules
Georgia has filed suit against the Biden administration, demanding the state be allowed to impose a work and activity requirement for some Georgians in order to qualify for Medicaid insurance. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s “waiver” proposal, approved in the waning days of the Trump administration, was drawn up in... Read more

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