Financial pain from COVID hits state health agencies, hospitals
Besides its deepening medical toll, COVID-19 is taking sizable chunks out of the budgets of hospital systems and government health programs in Georgia. Hospitals have lost surgical, diagnostic and outpatient revenue during the pandemic, and industry leaders say recent federal grant funding has not been enough to offset those losses.... Read more
A new era? Pandemic boosts telemedicine
Editor’s Note: Chances are that if you have needed routine medical care during the pandemic, you received it in front of a computer screen. But telemedicine couldn’t help what ailed me recently. After having my temperature taken outside the office, I arrived in a near-empty waiting room. Soon a... Read more
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
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

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