Early data show average age of Georgia deaths from virus much lower than global figure
The average age of death from the coronavirus is 80, the U.S. surgeon general said earlier this month. Dr. Jerome Adams apparently was referring to the global average. The latest statistics here in Georgia, though, show the average age of death from COVID-19 is 68. Though there are exceptions,... Read more
Commentary: PPE is critical for physicians fighting this war
One medical term that has become newly familiar to Americans during this pandemic is PPE. It’s an abbreviation for personal protective equipment — the gowns, masks, gloves and face shields that are essential for medical personnel dealing with the new coronavirus. These items are in desperately short supply in... Read more
We’re at war, and PPE is doctors’ body armor
This Commentary was first published by the Philadelphia Inquirer By Fatima Syed, Deep Shah and Ravi Parikh Just a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. physicians feel that they are at war. War metaphors are now being invoked across the country. The president of the United States... Read more
Georgia cases leap 30%; death toll in state hits 65
Georgia’s number of coronavirus cases spiked by more than 30 percent in a day, reaching 2,198 statewide, state officials reported. That total, reported at 7 p.m. Friday, climbed by 555 from Thursday’s figure of 1,643 as of Thursday evening. Nine more Georgians have died, bringing the COVID-19 death toll... Read more
Kemp shuts bars, clubs, orders restrictions for medically fragile; 2 more die at Phoebe Putney
Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday ordered the shutdown of bars and nightclubs in Georgia, and required medically fragile individuals, including those in long-term care facilities, to “shelter in place.’’ The governor said he is also banning gatherings of 10 or more people ‘‘unless you can maintain at least six... Read more

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