Guardsmen being sent to long-term care facilities as coronavirus spreads
Gov. Brian Kemp is sending National Guard troops to a South Georgia nursing home to help personnel contain an outbreak of COVID-19, as part of a state effort to fight the disease in long-term care facilities. The new coronavirus has hit several nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the... Read more
Georgia nurses’ survey reveals fear, a sense of helplessness, a lack of safety gear
Seven in 10 Georgia nurses responding to a survey say they don’t feel safe and equipped to perform their duties as their facilities deal with COVID-19. The biggest need? Overwhelmingly, it’s personal protective equipment (PPE), the medical gear used to prevent the spread of infection. The more than 200... Read more
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

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