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Political Rewind: Ga. follows CDC on COVID boosters; Congress rushes vote; election lies endure

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A health care worker prepares third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for a senior living facility in Worcester, Pa., in late August. Credit: Hannah Beier, Bloomberg via Getty Images

Friday on Political Rewind: Georgia will follow CDC guidelines on who can receive the COVID-19 booster shot. Gov. Brian Kemp and state health director Kathleen Toomey announced health department vaccination sites have begun giving booster shots to eligible residents this week. The news comes even as Georgia remains in the lowest tier of states with fully vaccinated people.

In news from the U.S. Capitol, a last-minute vote in Washington, D.C., averted a federal government shutdown last night. Georgia’s congressional delegation voted along partisan lines on the resolution to authorize continued federal funding. Why did Georgia Republicans line up against the measure?

Panelists:

Stephen Fowler — Politics reporter, GPB News

Patricia Murphy — Politics reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Leroy Chapman — Managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Bill Nigut has been a program host and producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting since November, 2013. He currently hosts “Two Way Street,” a show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. He is host and producer of “Political Rewind,” a twice-weekly political roundtable show featuring some of Georgia’s best-informed insiders weighing in on the big state and national political stories.
Emilia Brock is a producer for GPB's program, "On Second Thought."
Sam joined the Political Rewind team in 2019. He graduated American University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and spent time in North Carolina as a reporter at WCHL in Chapel Hill.