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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.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Black Americans are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, and other ailments, than their white counterparts. News research from the University of Georgia shows that these occurrences may be linked to discriminatory housing policies.

Dr. Rebecca Wells, from UGA's College of Public Health, is coauthor of the study, which took place over the summer of 2020.

Athens News Matters: COVID Checkup

Nov 13, 2020

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer says it has a vaccine that is 90% effective against COVID-19. Meanwhile, cases are surging across the US. How are Athens and Georgia managing the pandemic right now? Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Equity in UGA’s College of Public Health joins us to shed light on the issue.

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been bombarded with statistics about case rates, deaths, testing, and hospital capacity. But which numbers matter the most to those of us who are trying to plan our lives for the next few months? We convened a panel of public health experts to talk about the stats they most rely on, and what information they wish was more widely available.

Athens News Matters: 8/28/20

Aug 28, 2020

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