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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been heralded as an authoritative perspective on the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, he shared a controversial view on what’s being done to curb the virus. Read more
A cruise ship stricken by an outbreak of coronavirus and refused port throughout South America was finally being disembarked in Florida on Friday after nearly three weeks at sea with four dead and more than 100 aboard with flu-like symptoms.
The American unemployment rate has risen to more than 4 percent, according to new figures released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By now we are all familiar with the drill: frequent hand washing (especially soap and water); social distancing (6 feet); no handshaking, fist bumps, high-fives or hugs—elbow bumps only; self-quarantine with any kind of cold symptoms; cancel cruise plans for at least a month or two; and try …
The south metro county and its four cities issued a proclamation Thursday asking residents to pray on Sunday for "those on of the front lines" of the coronavirus battle.
A beefed-up federal security detail has been assigned to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases after receiving deaths threats as the target of an online conspiracy theory that accuses him of trying to undermine President Donald Trump's reelection.
Georgia will soon be under a new statewide shelter-in-place order to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s what you should know, incuding the key rules and restrictions and when does it start and how long does it last?
Joey Camp was first COVID-19 patient quarantined by Georgia
A team of Georgia Tech researchers is mass producing protective gear to help Atlanta’s medical community fight the spread of COVID-19.
Worries abound that the broken relationship between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi could hinder the federal government's ability to respond to the coronavirus.
Issuing a shelter-in-place mandate that temporarily alters the daily lives of the state’s 10.6 million residents, Gov. Brian Kemp abandoned his earlier declarations that the coronavirus pandemic did not require the extreme measures in Georgia
Violence, threats and substandard medical care are all part of the so-called “rehabilitation” process in our prisons. After all they are criminals so why concern ourselves with their well-being. Ignoring or even not caring about this class of people isn’t an unpopular point of view. So it should be no surprise that for the 53,000-plus inmates in Georgia prisons, the total medical staff consists of about 50 physicians who are employed by Georgia Correctional HealthCare (which contracts with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) to provide medical services to the state’s prisons). In fact, a 2014 investigation by the AJC, found that one in five Georgia prison doctors were hired despite State disciplinary orders for substandard care and other transgressions.
The Trump administration is moving forward with the recommendation that most, if not all, Americans wear face coverings when outside of their home, according to The Associated Press.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that he will designate a Memphis shopping strip mall as a temporary medical center for more than 1,000 patients, as coronavirus cases are projected to surge in coming days.
Shauntrice Murry, a dying Georgia inmate, has been denied a sentence commutation that would’ve allowed her release so she could be with family.
As the Netflix show “Tiger King” rises in ratings, the docuseries’ star is reportedly confined to coronavirus quarantine in prison.
New Orleans' death rate from coronavirus is 10 times that of Seattle. While some fault Mardi Gras or health care infrastructure, new reports point toward high obesity rates, heart disease and diabetes in the Crescent City.
The commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean who pleaded with the Pentagon for more help with a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship has been relieved of duty, according to several news reports, citing U.S. officials.
University System of Georgia says summer classes will be online; summer programs hosted at Morehouse postponed, canceled or moved online
Reports of suspected child abuse and neglect in Georgia have dropped by half since the closure of public schools and cancellation of extra-curricular activities as the state attempts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
An internal email obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals the Atlanta federal penitentiary was scrambling to find hand sanitizer more than a week after the coronavirus brought much of the nation to a standstill.
A record high of 6.6 million Americans filed new weekly unemployment claims, according to new figures released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Labor.
With the majority of the country now under statewide stay-at-home orders, most but not all southern states have issued their own mandates in the desperate race to stem the spread of coronavirus.
How to find the facts about the coronavirus and separate it from fiction by reviewing official government information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the coronavirus, or COVID-19, can be especially harmful to older adults or people with chronic conditions.
Expert shares tips on how people with addiction can cope as social distancing occurs during the coronavirus
Some of Atlanta’s most iconic touring destinations are closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the several of the city’s attractions have joined forces to air free, weekly virtual field trips.
Experts say this is an isolated case, however, and the likelihood of getting the coronavirus from a pet is very low.