Georgia vaccination an epic undertaking; seniors, police added to top priority group
Story updated Vials of COVID-19 vaccine have been arriving at medical facilities across Georgia over the past two weeks. But the inoculation process itself has not always gone smoothly here, with logistical challenges and even some ethical concerns, according to health care providers. Still, physicians and medical organizations contacted... Read more
As COVID numbers surge, Atlanta field hospital reopening its doors
By Scott Trubey and Andy Miller The reactivation of the field hospital in the Georgia World Congress Center this week is a sign of how health facilities are struggling as the state’s number of COVID-19 patients continues to soar. The facility in the Atlanta downtown convention center opened and... Read more
Christmas Eve brings record number of COVID cases in Georgia
It’s sad to bring unpleasant news on Christmas Eve. But this is the year 2020, when unpleasant things keep happening. Thursday’s preliminary figures show more than 10,600 new COVID cases in Georgia, easily a single-day record. The total includes 2,682 positives from rapid antigen tests. Other virus-related numbers are equally... Read more
Good news, bad news: Exchange enrollment up, but COVID is main factor
More than half a million Georgians are enrolled in the state’s health insurance exchange for next year, a more than 10 percent increase from 2020. The increase is partly due to many people signing up after losing their jobs and their employer-based health insurance. The insurance exchange was created by... Read more
Kids’ COVID cases rising; more vaccine on the way
Georgia’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases includes a comparable rise in the number of children getting the disease. “These aren’t necessarily cases linked to a setting, but rather cases among children who are in these age groups,’’ said Amber Schmidtke, who tracks Georgia COVID trends in the Daily Digest.... Read more

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