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The Health Report: Hospital Vaccine Mandates

2 hours ago

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the Georgia hospital systems that have recently mandated that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 and whether others will follow.

Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File

Two new reactors at Georgia’s Plant Vogtle will cost another billion dollars. The parent company of Georgia Power Co. says its shareholders will take a $460 million loss on the overrun. Other owners will absorb the remainder on a project that will now cost customers more than $27 billion.

A Conversation with District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez

20 hours ago

Western Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discussed several issues involving her office during a conversation at the WUGA studio. After running on a platform of change, Gonzalez discussed some of those measures which have already been implemented.

Red Cross: Emergency Need for Donors

Jul 29, 2021


The Red Cross is issuing an emergency need for blood and eligible donors are being asked to schedule an appointment to give blood. The organization cites an ongoing severe blood shortage and states blood, and platelet donations are critical to meet hospital demand. Ruby Ramirez is a spokesperson with the Red Cross. 


AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File

New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to bring back mandates. Others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifting pandemic measures.