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Canceling Atlanta Pride festival is “ultimately a public health decision,” says executive director

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Pride Committee took to social media to announce, due to surging Covid-19 case rates, it would cancel its large, in-person events scheduled for October 9 and 10, including the festival in Piedmont Park and its popular parade, for the second year in a row.
Pandemic pet adoptions

Pandemic pets and the humans who love them

Sheltering in place can get lonely. Atlantans fostered pets in record numbers last year, and we adopted dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and all sorts of creatures to keep us company. It was the start of many beautiful relationships.
Why do cats love Zoom?

Why do cats adore Zoom?

A dog lover struggles to understand felines’ attachment to teleconferencing.
Dragon Con 2021 Covid-19 guidelines released

Dragon Con announces its 2021 Covid-19 guidelines: Vaccine or negative test and masks required, no public parade spectators

Dragon Con announced it will require all guests of the Labor Day weekend to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or show a negative test result. It is also requiring masks in all indoor spaces and will reduce attendance to half of 2019's turnout.
Atlanta physicians tell us how healthcare will (or should) change after the pandemic

Atlanta physicians tell us how healthcare will (or should) change after the pandemic

Every specialty has been affected by Covid-19. We talked with six of our Top Doctors about how the healthcare system should or will change as the world starts back up.
Northside Hospital orthopedic surgeon Kellie Middleton

Orthopedic surgeon Kellie Middleton, MD/MPH, on balancing care for individuals and the community

"As an MD, my objective is to take care of each patient individually and cater to their needs. With my MPH, however, I see the community as my patient."
The Search for Delicious

The pandemic zapped the joy out of eating something delicious, but I’m trying to get it back

I think about deliciousness a lot and have pursued it all my life. Yet, in pandemic times, the pure joy of eating something delicious—preferably a delicious surprise, rather than something I have had to orchestrate myself—has been absent.
Covid-19 delta variant Georgia where is it

Where will the Covid-19 delta variant strike in Georgia? We need genomic surveillance to know.

The delta variant is spreading wildly in the U.S., but where this more transmissible version of the coronavirus is emerging in Georgia and how rapidly it is spreading here remains unclear due to a lag in genomic surveillance and gaps in sampling.
walk-up windows Atlanta

Let’s keep the restaurant walk-up window, please

One pandemic adaptation I’m hoping will prove permanent is the walk-up window, an adjustment made by many metro Atlanta restaurants and cafes.
Dining in your car

The pandemic taught me the joys of dining solo in my car

As the pandemic took hold and the walls of my house started to close in on me, I developed a new habit. About once a week, I’d kiss my toddler and husband goodbye and escape to the one place I could dine out alone: my car.

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