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21st Century Plague: Coronavirus in Atlanta

21st Century Plague

This wasn’t supposed to happen. This was guaranteed to happen. But to us? Now? 17 Georgians on what coronavirus has done—and what it still can do.
COVID-19 testing

Too little, too late? Why testing has taken so long to come online in Georgia

Testing for COVID-19 remains unevenly distributed throughout the U.S. and relatively scarce in Georgia. The reasons are complicated.
Atlanta coronavirus update Matt Ryan donates Giving Kitchen

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, March 18

On Tuesday, the mayor called for a $7 million assistance fund, Gwinnett County declared a state of emergency, and Matt Ryan pledged money toward food funds. Here’s your Wednesday morning update.

Corona-Angst on two continents: Watching coronavirus panic unfold at home while abroad in Austria

Former Atlanta magazine editor Rebecca Burns, on vacation in Austria last week as COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, describes what it was like to watch the disaster response unfold in two countries at once.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, March 17

On Monday, as many kids adjusted to being homeschooled (or just home) for the time being, we saw Georgia’s positive coronavirus cases jump and the mayor impose a new restriction on public gatherings. Here’s your Tuesday morning update.
Coronavirus FAQ Atlanta how do I prepare for coronavirus COVID-19

Don’t panic: Your guide to navigating coronavirus in Atlanta

Do I need a mask? Does hand sanitizer work? How much will it cost me to get tested? All of your COVID-19 questions, answered.
Outkast TRL 2003

The CDC says to wash your hands for 20 seconds. 9 Atlanta songs to help you keep time.

If you can sing the chorus of "Ms. Jackson," you're washing your hands for 20 seconds, the amount of time the CDC recommends to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other illnesses.
CDC in Atlanta, 1945

Before battling ebola, the CDC began in downtown Atlanta with one focus: malaria

The Communicable Disease Center, first located on Peachtree Street in downtown, initially focused on eradicating malaria. But Dr. Joseph Mountin pushed to expand its mission to other diseases. With financial support from Coca-Cola tycoon and philanthropist Robert Woodruff, the CDC did exactly that.
Waycross, Georgia cancer cluster

Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

After multiple rare cancers have been diagnosed in Waycross, Georgia, the city grapples with a profound question: What if the industries that gave us life are killing us?
Georgia opioid crisis

At the nation’s largest opioid conference, Georgians call for new ways to battle the epidemic

This week people from Atlanta to Alaska traveled to the Hyatt Regency for the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, the country’s largest conference devoted to the opioid crisis.

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