The reluctance of many citizens — especially the elderly — to get vaccinated is a problem for a government facing intense pressure to roll back strict COVID policies.
Even as wealthy countries hit 80% vaccination rates, a number of countries have not even vaccinated 1 in 10 citizens. Our interactive map shows the vaccination landscape.
The Phoebe Putney Hospital system in Albany is facing a grim return to staggering numbers of COVID-19 infections in its intensive care units in Albany, Americus and Sylvester.
On Friday, the hospital announced it had broken a new record passing its peak numbers since the winter surge in January and also passing where they were in April 1, 2020, when it was one of the worst hotspots in the world.
Today on Political Rewind: The spread of the delta variant combined with a continuing low rate of vaccinations have led to a dramatic spike in cases of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The news can seem scary. We assembled a panel of top public health experts to help demystify the state of the virus today.
Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, which was overrun last year in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, is starting to come full circle again as the delta variant of the virus tears through America.
Georgia’s COVID case numbers jumped by 4,800 in the state figures reported Thursday, continuing a recent upswing that’s apparently fueled by the Delta variant.
Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said Thursday.
Friday on Political Rewind: Vaccination rates in Georgia remain stubbornly low, even as the coronavirus is establishing a foothold again across the country. Hospitalizations are up in the state too, with the vast majority of patients being unvaccinated. What role are misinformation and partisan politics playing in the continuing spread of the virus? And how is this affecting other national topics, such as immigration? Our panel weighs in.
Plus, all five candidates for mayor of Atlanta took aim at what they say is a destructive campaign to create a new city of Buckhead.
Only 26 percent of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers.
Georgia’s color-coded county map has begun to show shades that reflect an uptick of COVID cases. And the state’s graph that tracks daily infections has turned upward after a June bottom.
The Piedmont Healthcare system will require doctors, hospital leaders and new employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by Sept. 1, the Atlanta-based nonprofit organization said Monday.
Ideally, anyone should be able to look at this map we created and learn what percentage of health care workers at their local hospitals have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. That may not be possible, however, because some hospitals say the data are incorrect.
Vermont and Massachusetts lead the nation, with more than 70% of adults having had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Southern states like Tennessee lag far behind.
In most Georgia counties, COVID-19 vaccination rates have stalled. And with infections from the so-called Delta variant rapidly rising across the United States, public health experts worry the state could again see surges in serious virus cases. What’s behind the low vaccination numbers? Host Steve Fennessy and GPB Macon Reporter and Editor Grant Blankenship try to answer that question on the latest episode of the Georgia Today podcast.
Large multi-hospital systems in Georgia such as Piedmont Healthcare, HCA Healthcare, Wellstar Health System and Northside Hospital haven’t reported their rates of employee vaccination. The percentage of Georgia hospitals reporting their numbers, though, is higher than the national average of 52 percent.