JULY 9, 2020
Rapid rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations worries health care leaders
Georgia Health News
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are soaring across Georgia, with more than 300 additional patients reported in hospitals statewide between Thursday and Monday. READ MORE
New record for hospitalizations on the same day Georgia crosses 100,000 coronavirus cases
11 Alive
On Tuesday, July 7, Georgia hit more than 100,000 coronavirus cases statewide. But it's not just the number of cases that are soaring. On Tuesday, there are now more than 2,000 people in the hospital with the virus. | READ MORE
COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Savannah
Savannah Now
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have nearly quadrupled in Savannah over the past month and continue to climb in July. | READ MORE
COVID-19 lawsuit protections draw praise, concerns in Georgia
The Albany Herald
A mix of relief, fear and uncertainty has cropped up for business leaders and worker advocates in Georgia eyeing new protections for companies and hospitals against coronavirus-related lawsuits. | READ MORE
Cities in Georgia requiring or considering requiring face masks be worn in public
Fox 5 Atlanta
A growing list of cities in Georgia have issued or plan to issue mandates or ordinances requiring face masks be worn in public. | READ MORE
Phoebe officials file new objection to Lee Medical Center
The Albany Herald
As Lee County officials face another wave of questions about the ongoing saga of the proposed construction of a $135 million medical center in the county, they say a new potential monkey wrench has been thrown into the works by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. | READ MORE
Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again
Associated Press
The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. | READ MORE
11 beginning steps to reform policing and tackle racial injustices
AMA Wire
The AMA is urging Congress to “find common ground on a path forward on effective and equitable policing reforms” and has outlined a set of steps to address the long-standing problems of police brutality, systemic racism and racial injustice. | READ MORE
U.S. FDA approves GSK's HIV drug for patients with limited options
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s HIV drug, Rukobia, to treat adult patients who have run out of treatment options. | READ MORE
Georgia still ranks low in child well-being, latest figures show
Georgia Health News
Georgia remained number 38 among states in an annual analysis of the well-being of children. The 2020 Kids Count Data Book, released last week, is based on 2018 and 2019 figures and doesn’t reflect the devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic. | READ MORE
Physicians resilient, but still suffer burnout
Physicians appeared more likely to exhibit resilience than the general U.S. working population, according to results of a national survey study published in JAMA Network Open. | READ MORE
Telehealth can be lifesaving amid COVID-19, yet as virus rages, insurance companies look to scale back
USA Today
After a surge in March and April, virtual visits nationwide are beginning to decline, said Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, a Harvard Medical School associate professor of health care policy and medicine. | READ MORE
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