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Political Rewind: What To Know As COVID Vaccines Begins To Roll Out In Ga., Across U.S.
Monday on Political Rewind: The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines is headed to hundreds of distribution centers in all 50 states. Gov. Brian Kemp last week said the first round in Georgia will go to long-term care facilities and front-line medical workers. He warned residents to stay vigilant and continue to practice safety precautions such as wearing a mask.
Interim dean at Georgia State University's School of Public Health Dr. Rodney Lyn said the vaccine will roll out in increments.
"There is a greater need than vaccine available at the moment," Lyn said. "We expect most to be vaccinated by the summer, but it will be a phased approach with health care workers and the most vulnerable vaccinated first."
Reported cases of COVID-19 are surging in the state. Four of the five single-day records of newly reported coronavirus cases were reported since Dec. 4.
Our panel of experts discusses what to expect as the vaccine arrives in Georgia.
Dr. Rodney Lyn — Interim Dean, Georgia State University School of Public Health
Dr. Ben Lopman — Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Professor of Epidemiology, Emory University
Dr. Keren Landman — Journalist, Physician, Epidemiologist
Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution