The science of disease modeling can give public health officials clues about how far and how fast diseases like the coronavirus might spread, and how severe they might be.

Omicron is yet another variant of COVID-19, and researchers and public health officials are actively working on figuring out more information on this new twist in the ongoing saga of the Coronavirus.

While public health officials are working to track where the virus is, other researchers are looking ahead modeling the future of the disease and its spread.

This week on Athens News Matters, an expert on disease modeling, Dr. John Drake, sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus as well as how scientists can not only track, but anticipate disease outbreaks.

  The latest presentation by the Town and Gown Players gets underway tonight. Performers are taking on the 2015 Tony winner for Best Play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”  

The all-volunteer nonprofit Town and Gown organization has been performing since 1953. Each season consists of four plays and two musicals for the Mainstage and newer and more experimental productions on the Second Stage. 

The Health Report: Omicron Strategy

Dec 3, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss what we know about the new omicron variant and what precautions to take with multiple cases now confirmed in the U.S.



Inclusion Officer Steps Down

Dec 2, 2021

Athens-Clarke County’s Inclusion Officer is stepping down from her post. WUGA’s Martin Matheny has more. 

Krystle Cobran was the county’s first inclusion officer, a position created by ACC lawmakers in the 2020 budget. Her interim replacement will be Selah Gardiner, a Community Education Analyst in the Inclusion Office. ACC will conduct a nationwide search to fill Cobran’s position.