Coronavirus vaccine trials start at Emory
Clinical trials to study a potential new vaccine for coronavirus began Friday morning at Emory University in Atlanta, the school announced. The study trials, which started earlier this month in Seattle, are the first phase of a process expected to take at least a year to complete. Overseen by the... Read more
Gov. Kemp defends not ordering statewide shutdown
Gov. Brian Kemp defended Thursday the lack of a statewide shutdown, citing the impact it would have on counties which are reporting no cases of COVID-19. During a televised town hall, Kemp said local elected officials can make the best decisions for their areas but the governor must take into... Read more
Gainesville-based health system supports statewide shutdown
When asked whether Gov. Brian Kemp should order a statewide shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, officials with the Northeast Georgia Health System said during a conference call Friday they supported the idea. Representatives from the health system encouraged both private citizens and businesses to practice social distancing and... Read more
House speaker wants Georgia primary delayed till summer
House Speaker David Ralston called for Georgia’s presidential primary to be postponed again because of the coronavirus, saying Thursday that state legislators should weigh in before holding an election with large numbers of mailed ballots. Read the full article: Read more
Gov. Kemp keeps public schools closed through April 24
Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday ordered Georgia’s public schools closed through April 24 as cases of coronavirus continue to rise. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more

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