Elbert clinic says state punishment over COVID shots was unfair
The Elbert County medical practice at the center of a COVID-19 vaccine controversy says it was shocked at being suspended by the state after giving shots to educators. “We feel we were used to send a message,’’ said Dr. Jonathan Poon, part of the seven-physician family medicine practice in... Read more
Georgia vaccination an epic undertaking; seniors, police added to top priority group
Story updated Vials of COVID-19 vaccine have been arriving at medical facilities across Georgia over the past two weeks. But the inoculation process itself has not always gone smoothly here, with logistical challenges and even some ethical concerns, according to health care providers. Still, physicians and medical organizations contacted... Read more
Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization
Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring. The organization was established... Read more
Though standard medical visits have made a comeback, telehealth is here to stay
The surge in telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has leveled off, with more patients seeing their doctors in person again. But experts say virtual medical appointments will continue, and with more frequency than before COVID struck. Some of the change appears permanent. In Georgia and nationally, the early days... Read more
MMWR conflict, other controversies cloud image of the CDC
Almost 40 years ago, a CDC report described mysterious pneumonia cases among five previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. That led to reporting of similar cases — and the eventual identification of AIDS. Since then, those same weekly CDC reports have published important articles on SARS, Ebola and... Read more

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