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News Georgia Health: Georgia House votes to shield businesses from COVID lawsuits

Published on: Friday 26 June 2020
Georgia House votes to shield businesses from COVID lawsuits
News source: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-house-votes-shield-businesses-from-covid-lawsuits/7vwKIAFX9Ca8HLHLUP7JYJ/

The Georgia House passed a bill on Friday evening that would curtail the ability of people to sue businesses and health care providers if they are diagnosed with COVID-19. Senate Bill 359 would shield ...

News Georgia Health: Georgia health care facilities opening up, with some COVID-19 guidelines here to stay

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
Georgia health care facilities opening up, with some COVID-19 guidelines here to stay
News source: https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20200528/georgia-health-care-facilities-opening-up-with-some-covid-19-guidelines-here-to-stay

Like the rest of Athens, the health care industry is opening up after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.During the lockdown that began in March, Athens hospitals put a moratorium on elective surgeries, restricted visitation and took other measures to stem the spread of the disease and prepare for the surge of critically sick COVID-19 patients to come. People canceled doctor and dentist appointments in response to state emergency orders, or fear of getting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

News Georgia Health: COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Increase In Region And In Georgia

Published on: Friday 05 June 2020
COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Increase In Region And In Georgia
News source: https://patch.com/georgia/oconee/covid-19-cases-deaths-increase-region-georgia

COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Increase In Region... - Oconee, GA - The Friday Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed 59 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Health District.

News Georgia Health: Georgia infections top 50K; tear gas use worries expert

Published on: Friday 05 June 2020
Georgia infections top 50K; tear gas use worries expert
News source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Disease-expert-Police-should-re-think-tear-gas-15320124.php

ATLANTA (AP) — Police could be spreading the coronavirus by spraying tear gas on demonstrators, an Emory University infectious disease specialist said Friday as the number of confirmed infections in Georgia surpassed 50,000. Mass arrests and confining people in small spaces also dramatically increase the risk of infecting others with the coronavirus, Dr. Jay Varkey said Friday. Tear gas and other chemical agents causes people to rub their eyes, putting demonstrators at risk of being infected, Varkey said. “When I see the wide use of things like tear gas or pepper bombs that by its nature cause people to immediately rub their eyes, that causes me tremendous consternation in terms of the risk of what that could cause in terms of infection transmission during a pandemic,” Varkey said. “From a public health standpoint, I don’t know whether law enforcement is actively looking at agents other than tear gas or pepper bombs,” he said. “As a physician, do I think they should? Yes, absolutely.” The Georgia Department of Public Health reported Friday afternoon that Georgia has confirmed more than 50,600 total coronavirus infections since the first cases were reported March 2. The virus has been blamed for at least 2,174 deaths statewide. COVID-19 infections and deaths have more than doubled in Georgia since late April when the state began relaxing restrictions and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen. Experts say some of the rise in total cases is likely because of increased testing. Varkey and Emory professor Hank Klibanoff, who studies topics related to racism, offered their perspective on the virus and the nationwide protests over police misconduct during a Friday news briefing. Demonstrators must make a personal decision about whether to protest, weigh...

News Georgia Health: Georgia Department of Health under fire for errors in coronavirus data

Published on: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Georgia Department of Health under fire for errors in coronavirus data
News source: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/medical-advances/498521-georgia-department-of-health-under-fire-for

The state department of public health has made several errors that show larger declines in cases.

News Georgia Health: Georgia public health agency among those proposing to furlough staff

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Georgia public health agency among those proposing to furlough staff
News source: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-public-health-agency-among-those-proposing-furlough-staff/hU4UZSBhlaby4t8lQTrhMO/

While Georgia’s Department of Public Health is battling the coronavirus pandemic, its leaders say it will have to furlough staffers — including those working in infectious disease control and ...

News Georgia Health: Georgia Plans To Furlough Health Workers Due To Budget Cuts, Report Says

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Georgia Plans To Furlough Health Workers Due To Budget Cuts, Report Says
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/05/21/georgia-plans-to-furlough-health-workers-due-to-budget-cuts-report-says/

State healthcare workers in Georgia, including those who work in infectious disease control and epidemiology, face upcoming furloughs as part of spending cuts at the state’s Department of Public ...

News Georgia Health: Georgia Tech football recruit struck, killed by freight train in Florida hometown

Published on: Tuesday 31 December 2019
Georgia Tech football recruit struck, killed by freight train in Florida hometown
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/US/georgia-tech-football-recruit-struck-killed-freight-train/story?id=67999825

A high school football player bound for Georgia Tech has been struck and killed by a freight train in his Florida hometown. Bryce Gowdy, a 17-year-old standout from Deerfield Beach High School, was ...

News Georgia Health: Georgia Tech football recruit struck and killed by freight train in Deerfield Beach

Published on: Monday 30 December 2019
Georgia Tech football recruit struck and killed by freight train in Deerfield Beach
News source: https://wsvn.com/sports/georgia-tech-football-recruit-struck-and-killed-by-freight-train-in-deerfield-beach/

(CNN) — A 17-year-old from Deerfield Beach has died a week before he was due to join Georgia Tech’s football team. Bryce Gowdy, who was a standout wide receiver on his high school football team, was ...

News Georgia Health: Dozens Of Georgia Hospitals Hit With Medicare Readmission Penalties

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Dozens Of Georgia Hospitals Hit With Medicare Readmission Penalties
News source: https://khn.org/morning-breakout/dozens-of-georgia-hospitals-hit-with-medicare-readmission-penalties/

Under programs set up by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and those with the highest numbers of infections and patient injuries. Media outlets take a look at how hospitals in Georgia, Connecticut and Montana fared.

News Georgia Health: Number of reported abortions in Georgia increased by 4% in 2018

Published on: Monday 19 August 2019
Number of reported abortions in Georgia increased by 4% in 2018
News source: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/number-reported-abortions-georgia-increased-2018/Q68HgyS0UCTxLhrdDdAf3L/

The number of abortions performed in Georgia increased by nearly 1,100 — or almost 4% — last year, according to new numbers from the state Department of Public Health. The latest figures, for 2018, ...

News Georgia Health: Review: Florida Georgia Line heats up Jones Beach Theater on Long Island

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Review: Florida Georgia Line heats up Jones Beach Theater on Long Island
News source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/review-florida-georgia-line-heats-up-jones-beach-theater-on-long-island/article/554398

Wantagh - On July 20, hit country duo Florida Georgia Line headlined the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, for a great fan turnout. This show was a part of their "Can't Say ...

News Georgia Health: Georgia man gets flesh-eating infection after Panama City Beach trip

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Georgia man gets flesh-eating infection after Panama City Beach trip
News source: https://www.al.com/news/2019/07/georgia-man-gets-flesh-eating-infection-after-panama-city-beach-trip.html

A Georgia man says he contracted a flesh-eating virus after ... Cases of necrotizing fasciitis and severe infections from bacteria such as Vibrio vulnificus are rare, health officials said. “These ...

News Georgia Health: The Jolt: Your own personal tutorial on health care in Georgia

Published on: Friday 19 July 2019
The Jolt: Your own personal tutorial on health care in Georgia
News source: https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/the-jolt-your-own-personal-tutorial-health-care-georgia/3jQpCE2MJEGYj9AjLgVvgN/

A state-funded report released Thursday underscores the challenges that Gov. Brian Kemp faces in drafting a plan to provide more health care coverage to uninsured Georgians without expanding Medicaid ...

News Georgia Health: Health officials: 5 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease after staying at downtown Atlanta hotel

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Health officials: 5 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease after staying at downtown Atlanta hotel
News source: http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/health-officials-5-confirmed-cases-of-legionnaires-disease-after-staying-at-downtown-atlanta-hotel

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Georgia health officials said the number of cases of people who have contracted Legionnaires' disease during their stay at a downtown Atlanta hotel has risen to five. Health ...

News Georgia Health: OPINION: Georgia's health care system must be revamped

Published on: Friday 05 July 2019
OPINION: Georgia's health care system must be revamped
News source: https://www.redandblack.com/opinion/opinion-georgia-s-health-care-system-must-be-revamped/article_3fdb5e9a-9e85-11e9-84a2-835d14a48d23.html

The health care system in Georgia is abysmal. U.S. News and World Report ranked Georgia 39th overall in health care in the country, including 41st in health care access, 37th in its quality and 36th ...

News Georgia Health: Health Tech Company Bringing 200 Jobs To Buckhead

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Health Tech Company Bringing 200 Jobs To Buckhead
News source: https://patch.com/georgia/buckhead/health-tech-company-bringing-200-jobs-buckhead

Health Tech Company Bringing 200 Jobs To Buckhead - Buckhead, GA - Edifecs plans to open up a new office in the Buckhead Forest section of Atlanta and will hire 200 people in the next three to five years.

News Georgia Health: Georgia Gov. Kemp rakes in $726K after the session for his re-election

Published on: Monday 08 July 2019
Georgia Gov. Kemp rakes in $726K after the session for his re-election
News source: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-gov-kemp-rakes-726k-after-the-session-for-his-election/dTmL5slWhxzxPjKMn9q8sO/

They included Georgia Power, the Alliance of Community Hospitals, the Community Bankers Association, UPS and nursing home giant United Health Services. Kemp’s campaign also received a boost from ...