Megan Wahn

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters
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While instances of street harassment statistically aren't likely to escalate to a sexual assault, that doesn't make such encounters any less violating and frightening for women. We'll explore the different forms street harassment takes and what exactly women can do to de-escalate the situation.

A June 2nd update on COVID-19 numbers from the Athens Clarke County government shows there has been an increase of 9 positive cases from Wednesday, May 26, and that, as of June 1st, 31.7% of ACC residents were vaccinated.

While there is an increase in cases, there have not been any deaths in the last week. Overall, this brings the case average to 1.3 in the last seven days, a dip from the previous week’s 3.4 average.

B.J. Armstead, a graduate student from Atlanta, has founded a sports counseling nonprofit that aims to educate young athletes on mental health. 

BJ graduated top of the class for UGA social work and won student of the year. He will be attending The University of Tennessee Knoxville to earn his Doctorate in Sport Psychology in the fall.

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The recent announcement from the CDC that suggests that people who are fully vaccinated can forgo masks in many situations came as a surprise to many. In the days following the announcement, some reacted with skepticism, saying that the CDC moved too quickly. 

Dr. Mark Ebell from the University of Georgia College of Public Health says the CDC's guidance is appropriate, and he joined Alexia Ridley to talk about what the guidance means, his concerns, and why you may still want to keep a mask handy.

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that beefed-up contact tracing and testing could be a viable alternative to lockdowns and quarantines.
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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the reaction was sweeping -- schools closed, restaurants were shuttered, many descended into self-quarantine, and mask wearing and social distancing were touted as ways to prevent the spread of the disease. But those measures came at a massive societal and economic cost.

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