Fauci hails promising COVID-19 drug tested at Emory hospitals
Preliminary data show patients with advanced COVID-19 who received the antiviral drug remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received a placebo, federal health officials said Wednesday. “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National... Read more
Kemp says COVID tests available, maintains there’s no rift with Trump
Any Georgian with COVID-19 symptoms can now get tested, Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday. “We have the tests, we have the physicians, we have the sites, and we have the bandwidth. What we need now is more Georgians to participate,’’ Kemp told reporters at a press briefing at the... Read more
Advanced practice nurses urge state to grant them more authority amid crisis
By Andy Miller and Judi Kanne Shannon Whitten has worked as a rural nurse practitioner for 20 years in Sandersville, in eastern Georgia. She’s an advanced practice registered nurse, also known as an APRN. Some of her colleagues at the same level have been recruited by New York to... Read more
Emory patients part of drug trial for potential COVID-19 treatment
Some Emory patients with COVID-19 are part of a clinical trial of an antiviral drug that has reportedly proved effective among patients in Chicago who have severe illness. The Emory trial of remdesivir is part of a National Institutes of Health study that’s separate from the Chicago drug trial.... Read more
Long-term care deaths amount to one-third of Georgia’s COVID-19 total
State officials report that 250 residents of Georgia long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19. The report, released Friday, also says that more than 1,600 residents have contracted the disease within more than 200 facilities. More than 800 employees have also fallen ill. Deaths in long-term care represent more... Read more

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