Patient groups want antiviral treatments more available to Georgians at risk from COVID-19. More than 20 organizations, including the AIDS Institute, ALS Association, American Kidney Fund, Autoimmune Association, and the Cancer Support Community signed a letter to the governor and insurance commissioner urging they make it available at no cost.
Medical equipment is still strewn around the house of Rick Lucas, 62, nearly two years after he came home from the hospital.
The federal government on Wednesday recommended an updated COVID-19 booster for kids between 5 and 11, expanding use of the new bivalent shots beyond people 12 and older.
Georgia and the United States could be heading for a new wave of COVID-19, but public health officials are hoping new infections won’t bring new hospitalizations and deaths as in previous waves since more residents are now vaccinated.