A yr in the past Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp introduced the primary instances of COVID-19 in Georgia. A yr later, two instances have grown to 823,000. Well being methods handled an eruption of coronavirus instances, mounting deaths and affected person beds spilling into hospital hallways. And COVID-19 has now killed greater than 15,000 Georgians, in keeping with Georgia Division of Public Well being information.
Vaccines supply hope, and a few points of life are restarting, though issues stay removed from “regular.”
What a yr it’s been for all of us. However particularly for frontline well being care suppliers, and the reporters chargeable for monitoring the state’s response to the pandemic.
One is Dr. Danny Branstetter, an infectious illness specialist with WellStar Well being System. One other is WABE well being reporter Sam Whitehead, who additionally hosts the station’s coronavirus podcast “Did You Wash Your Arms?”
Each sat down with WABE’s “All Issues Thought-about” host Jim Burress, who requested them to take us again to these first few March days of 2020.
The Atlanta neighborhood may be a part of Whitehead for a live discussion this week, as he talks with Emory College’s Dr. Carlos del Rio and Fulton County Well being Director Dr. Lynn Paxton about the place we’re within the pandemic.
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Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.