Some Georgia senators want to permanently block schools and most government agencies from requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawmakers put a one-year ban into law in 2022, but it expires June 30 if they don't act.
Friday on Political Rewind: On Jan. 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S.. Since then, more than 2 million Georgians contracted the virus and nearly 40,000 have died. As a milder variant goes around this winter, we ask a panel of health experts how to best protect ourselves.
Global honeybee populations have been declining for many years, due to disease, loss of habitat and poor beekeeping practices. A newly approved vaccine helps fight American Foulbrood disease.
Advocates for inoculation are distressed by what they see as a new political focus on an old public health measure.
Doctors say they are seeing an unprecedented number of cases. How concerned should parents be? Why are young children so vulnerable? What's causing this year's outbreak? We offer some answers.
Government officials also confirmed Canada is dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of the month.
The patient, who has developed paralysis but is no longer contagious according to the AP, may have contracted the virus overseas. The CDC says no cases of polio have originated in the U.S. since 1979.
Emory’s Hope Clinic and Vaccine Center is one of four sites in the country participating in the study. The ultimate goal is to vaccinate people against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Dr. Carlos Del Rio, Dr. Amber Schmidtke, and GPB's own Ellen Eldridge joined the panel for a conversation on the most pressing questions about Covid-19 at the current stage of the pandemic. Who should get another booster? When should you be wearing masks? What lessons can the past two years teach us about public health?
The vaccination rate is only 17%. People are scared and skeptical for many reasons. Now government health workers are trying to up the numbers. One strategy: vaccination booths in the mall.
Senate bills 372 and 345, have been promoted as being explicitly about stopping mandated proof of COVID vaccination to access government services. But neither mentions COVID and could broadly affect vaccine mandates altogether.
Scientists are beginning to come up with answers to the question of how long antibodies from an infection can protect you — and what they'll protect you from.
Although sponsors say it's aimed at preventing government overreach on COVID-19 vaccinations, a bill filed this week in the Georgia Senate would end the longstanding schedule of mandatory vaccinations for school-children.
One out of every 100 people in Hancock County, Georgia, has been killed by COVID-19.
Data from 78,000 South Africans with COVID show the Pfizer vaccine is far less effective in preventing infection by the omicron variant. But there is still significant protection from severe illness.