Top nurses upset at sudden exit of popular Georgia board chief
The departure of the state Board of Nursing’s executive director has stunned nurse leaders in Georgia, who told GHN that he did “a great job’’ in that position. Jim Cleghorn served in the role for 10 years. He was also president of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.... Read more
Fear factor: Parents’ concern on COVID may stall vital vaccinations
By Ann Hardie Some parents like Jil Hinds still just aren’t comfortable taking their children to the doctor. Given that Georgia is a COVID-19 hot spot and now has more than 260,000 confirmed cases, Hinds feels even less comfortable taking her 9-year-old now than when the pandemic began. “I... Read more
UGA becomes the latest college to take a big hit from COVID-19
The surge of COVID cases among college students has surfaced again, this time at the University of Georgia. University officials Wednesday reported hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 in the first week of classes in Athens. Officials said a total of 821 positive tests for the virus were reported... Read more
College communities in Georgia, U.S. emerge as COVID hot spots
The top 10 metro areas in the nation for the highest rates of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks are all college towns. Atop the list, as compiled Monday by the New York Times, is Ames, Iowa, the home of Iowa State University. No. 10 is Grand Forks,... Read more
1-year-old Cobb Co. boy becomes Georgia’s youngest COVID fatality
A 1-year-old Cobb County boy has died from COVID-19, becoming the youngest person in Georgia to die of the disease. The Georgia Department of Public Health data said the boy had an existing health condition, a situation that can contribute to the severity of the illness. The boy was... Read more

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