Georgia’s positive COVID rate higher than what state reports
A representative for the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed Monday that data on its website listing the total number of tests performed includes both antibody and viral tests for the novel coronavirus. The two tests are not the same. Antibody tests tell signs of previous infections while viral... Read more
AMA president discusses health disparities and COVID
Public health experts are pushing to reduce smoking and vaping in communities of color as part of an effort to reduce risk factors for COVID-19. The president of the American Medical Association told WABE’s Morning Edition this national focus on health disparities is late, but not too late. Read... Read more
Historically black colleges work to help students amid pandemic
It is a perilous time for the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, which have long struggled with less funding and smaller endowments than their predominantly white peers and are now dealing with the financial challenges of the coronavirus. HBCUs have the added challenge of educating a large population of... Read more
Marietta nursing home reports large number of infections
A large majority of residents at a Marietta nursing home have become infected with the new coronavirus per the latest report on long-term care facilities from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more
Federal relief money falls short of covering losses, hospitals say
So far in Georgia, the federal government has distributed more than $1 billion in early relief funds among nearly 4,900 health care providers. The money was sent in two rounds. Read the full article: Read more

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