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The Pulse November 25, 2020 0

The COVID pandemic may make Thanksgiving 2020 less enjoyable for many of us. Experts are telling us to avoid travel, keep our holiday gatherings small and even hold them outdoors if possible. As health journalists, we’ll be following that advice — and also wearing masks and keeping our distance... Read more
Single-day record for new COVID infections reached in Georgia
If you count positive COVID-19 results from antigen tests along with those from PCR screenings — something that most states do — Saturday’s increase of COVID infections in Georgia topped 6,300 – a new single-day record. Georgia currently does not count results of the two kinds of tests together.... Read more
Georgia gets another ‘F’ on preterm births
Georgia has earned an “F’’ grade for its rising rate of preterm births, according to a newly released report. The 2020 March of Dimes Report Card, released this week, said the state’s rate of preterm births, often called premature births, climbed to 11.7 percent in 2019, continuing a steady... Read more
State legislator proposes tougher rules on ethylene oxide
A state lawmaker has pre-filed proposed legislation that would beef up the monitoring of a toxic air pollutant in Georgia. Rep. Erick Allen, a Smyrna Democrat, has helped lead legislative efforts to curb emissions of ethylene oxide (also known as EtO), a cancer-causing chemical used to sterilize medical supplies.... Read more
Georgia ‘in a dangerous position’ as holidays near — and virus cases rise
Georgia reported more than 4,500 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday, roughly matching the large increase reported a week ago that was the highest in months. More than 900 of newly reported cases came from rapid antigen tests, which state officials don’t consider “confirmed’’ cases. The state’s Department of Public Health... Read more

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