Jeanne Davis

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters
Human Rights Campaign

State legislatures across the country have seen a rash of bills that, if passed, would adversely affect transgender Americans. Several of those bills were introduced in Georgia, and while none of them made it to the governor’s desk, local members of the LGBTQ community are worried.

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Public health expert Amber Schmidtke joins us to talk about the vaccine rollout in Georgia.

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The AJC reported this morning that the CDC has awarded Georgia $96 million to expand access to coronavirus vaccines, especially in underserved communities.

Because the virus has disproportionately affected racial minorities, while those same groups often have higher barriers to accessing healthcare, three-fourths of the funding must go to specific efforts to “increase vaccine access, acceptance and uptake among racial and ethnic minority communities.”

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An Athens-Clarke County Arrest Record Restriction Event will take place virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2020.