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Valerie Boyd and Alice Walker: On the kinship and legacy of a literary union

Gathering Blossoms, Boyd’s second book, consists of half a century of Walker’s journal entries from more than 65 notebooks. Sifting through thousands of pages must have been a daunting task for Boyd and Walker. But the Georgia natives were kindred spirits whose partnership seemed fated—they both share a love for another Black woman author, Zora Neale Hurston.
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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.
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Want a faster track to a Covid-19 vaccine? Another trial is about to begin in Atlanta.

Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine are expected to begin enrolling participants in a Phase 3 trial of a vaccine produced by Maryland-based Novavax.

How to reset your stress: 6 strategies from Atlanta experts

When your cortisol rises, here are six self-soothing strategies from the experts to punch it back down in just a few minutes.
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Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials start at Emory, giving Atlantans a potential shot at immunity

Last week, scientists reported that the first COVID-19 vaccine trial in humans showed an immune response similar to the one found in people who recovered from COVID-19 infection—an important first hurdle in the race for a vaccine.
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Emory University helps test the nation’s first potential COVID-19 vaccine and possible treatments

Normally, developing a new vaccine takes about a decade. But with the economy crippled and deaths mounting, the race is on to find an effective vaccine in little more than a year.
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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, April 11

On Friday, the governor pleaded with Georgians to not attend in-person Easter services. Here’s your Saturday morning update.
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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.
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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Friday, March 20

On Thursday, the state's confirmed cases surged, Mayor Bottoms closed restaurants for dining in, and Georgia's senators are facing criticism for selling and buying stocks just before the crisis started. Here’s your Friday morning update:
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Coronavirus cancels Atlanta

“It’s not an overreaction,” says Benjamin Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. “As there's more and more people who are infected in the community, the risk becomes higher," he says, “so as things move along, it makes sense to be more aggressive.”

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