WUGA Health Desk

Friday afternoon at 5:44 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 5:35 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller

The WUGA Health Desk presents a weekly program, Georgia Health Report, focused on health news and issues facing Georgians. The program features news and commentary from Andy Miller of Georgia Health News and is hosted by UGA College of Public Health health writer Lauren Baggett. 

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USG Decision on Masks on Campus

Jul 13, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the University System of Georgia’s recent reversal on whether face coverings would be required on campuses for the Fall semester. Plus, what other leaders are doing to encourage masks.

Impact of COVID-19 on Return to Campus

Jul 2, 2020

  This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the recent trend of new COVID-19 cases growing among young people in Georgia, and what it could be for a return to college campuses. 

Nurses Sue Landmark

Jun 26, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss a recent lawsuit brought against an Athens hospital claiming administrators ordered nurses to fabricate COVID-19 tests.

How Safe is Georgia's Reopening Strategy?

Jun 18, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News take a look at how one national COVID-19 monitoring group rates Georgia’s safe reopening strategy.

In the Pandemic: Balancing Community Safety

Jun 11, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how local lawmakers are trying to balance community safety and responding to the pandemic amid the reopening of sterilizing plants shutdown last year due to the use of a cancer-causing chemical.

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