A strange, difficult time to study medicine
By Andi Clements  Ally Freeman, who’s pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, used to spend about nine hours a week getting hands-on experience in a classroom or a lab. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted daily life around the globe... Read more
10% of COVID-19 cases in Georgia are among health care workers
Ten percent of the people known to have been infected with COVID-19 in Georgia are health care workers, state figures show. The Public Health data, as of midday Thursday, show that of the 2,600 infected health care personnel in the state, 81 percent are female. Half are African-American. Workplace... Read more
New survey of nurses finds lingering supply problems and stress
A new survey of Georgia nurses has found that four in 10 don’t feel safe or equipped to perform their duties amid the pandemic. The percentage of nurses feeling unsafe is lower than the roughly 70 percent who felt that way in a previous Georgia Nurses Association survey, taken... 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
Volunteer mask makers do their part to fight virus
By Madeline Laguaite and Jillian Tracy When Holly Maxwell was about 10, her mother began teaching her how to sew. It was a skill that proved useful for Maxwell’s relatives. Her mother sewed for the family, and her paternal grandmother made dresses for various women in Buford, where Maxwell... Read more

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