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A doctor giving a vaccine shot
More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been given in the U.S., the vast majority with no or mild side effects.
PODCAST COVID-19 vaccines: Clear bottles of the pale pink liquid vaccine labeled and ined up on a shelf in a semi-dark room
Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement Tuesday, saying supplies of the vaccine continue to rise and that he's confident that enough older adults have been vaccinated to open up inoculation to the broadest possible population.
Jarom Bill: Little boy in football uniform holding dose of Solu-Cortef
A new bill, inspired by a family desperate to have it passed, has passed out of the Georgia House and is awaiting a final Senate vote. HB 346 would allow paramedics to administer a lifesaving shot to patients.
yellow background with pills and opioid epidemic
A Georgia lawmaker is advancing legislation to combat the dramatic rise in opioid-related overdose deaths detected since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Energy: Person connecting in high-voltage plug in plant
In our seventh weekly podcast episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover Georgia's legislative debate over election bills in the state House and Senate, the future of energy in the state, and the progress of a bill that would allow home-schooled students to engage in extracurricular activities in public schools. #gapol
surgical smoke: operating room with doctors around operating table
The Georgia Legislature is considering a bill that would mandate the use of technology in operating rooms that removes the presence of a by-product known as surgical smoke.
Gang violence: Group of people in hoodies and pants stand facing a bright light at the far end of a fog-filled tunnel
In our sixth weekly episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover Georgia's legislative counter to the 'defund the police' movement, expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations and efforts to combat gang violence. #gapol
vape HB 287: Hand holding an e-cigarette surrounded by swirling smoke.
A new bill in the Georgia Legislature would mandate instruction on tobacco and vapor products for students in public school grades K-12. In a House Education Committee meeting on Feb. 9, Rep. Bonnie Rich, R-Suwanee, said her HB 287 would address the current vaping crisis, which has emerged in schools within the last few years.
Parental leave: Parents stand in front of homewith child in the background
ATLANTA – In the weeks following the birth of her firstborn child, Georgia high school teacher Melody Montgomery’s world revolved around the quiet moments spent with her daughter sleeping peacefully in her lap.
Budget Woes: Logo in gold and white on navy blue DBHDD GA Dept Behavioral Health and developmental Disabilities.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is unlikely to see a restoration of the $91 million cut from its budget in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic last year.