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Increase COVID-19 transparency in Georgia while still respecting privacy

Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and...

Telemedicine moves into mainstream as doctors treat patients from afar

Jacob Sutton of Monroe County is set to virtually meet with his doctor today as part of the 10-year-old’s routine checkup for his autism. Jacob’s...

Health experts challenge claim rural Georgia less threatened by COVID-19

Gov. Brian Kemp argues against ordering a statewide shutdown to stem the spread of COVID-19, citing some Georgia communities where no tests have come...

Georgia cities aim to slow COVID-19 with more restrictions than state

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson issued a shelter-in-place directive Tuesday banning people from going out in public except for essential services while also urging the...

Bookman: Time for Kemp to side with sparing life over economic...

“Look at us today,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the rest of the country on Monday. “Where we are today, you will be...

Kemp bans large gatherings, orders bars closed to stem virus outbreak

Gov. Brian Kemp will ban gatherings that don’t adhere to the six-foot separation rule, close bars and nightclubs and require the state’s most medically...

Ga. nurses want added autonomy for more treatment capacity in a...

Molly Bachtel was recently treating a patient who had taken a hard hit to the jaw while playing basketball, causing what Bachtel suspected was...

Gold Dome handshakes to social distancing – a Ga. COVID-19 timeline

Just a little over two weeks ago U.S. Senate candidates, legislative hopefuls, lobbyists and the usual groups of student visitors converged on the Georgia Capitol on the first day candidates could qualify for 2020 elections. People were already dying of COVID-19 in other states by March 2 when U.S. Sen. David Perdue stopped by the Gold Dome to fill out his paperwork and glad hand with other politicians and some of the young visitors that day. Things have deteriorated at a head-spinning pace as you'll see in our timeline that traces the outbreak from a Chinese province late last year to this week's news that 236 state lawmakers are urged to self-quarantine because one of their own tested positive. And the lives of more than 10 million Georgians are now turned upside down.

Kemp resists ordering business closings as COVID-19 deaths rise

Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday – when the number of people who have died of COVID-19 rose to 10 in Georgia – that he...

Congress clears second major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate early Wednesday and President Donald Trump quickly signed it later in the day. The...
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