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New COVID Vaccine Dashboard on DPH Website

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website https://dph.georgia.gov/. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result of data cleaning and removal of duplicate vaccination entries, and overall quality control. The dashboard will update daily at 3 pm and now includes: • Number of vaccine doses that…

Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. is inviting you and supporters from around the state to Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol, a virtual event via ZOOM, on Thursday, February 25th from 2 – 4 pm. This day will provide an opportunity for state legislators to hear concerns and challenges from those affected by Sickle Cell Disease. To register, visit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia website. Registration Link for Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Humphrey Fellows at The Atlanta Inquirer

Public health doctors and family members from around the world gather at the headquarters of The Atlanta Inquirer newspaper. As part of the Humphrey Fellows program at Emory University, they investigate the health of their countries and resonate with Inquirer’s motto: “To Seek Out The Truth.” They were asked, “Did your experiences on that historical walking tour with Dr Jabari Simama have any influence on your awareness and/or thoughts on public health in the Atlanta community, or elsewhere? I realized that people in communities can reach their goals better than…

2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Tele-Town Hall with U. S. Congressman David Scott

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, U. S. Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will host a telephone town hall and briefing alongside health experts and medical professionals to provide the latest updates and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The telephone town hall is free and open to residents of Georgia’s Thirteenth District. Visit https://davidscott.house.gov/live/ to receive a call to join the telephone town hall on Tuesday evening. WHAT: Congressman David Scott’s COVID-19 Vaccine Telephone Town Hall WHO: U. S. Congressman David Scott,…

New COVID Vaccine Allocation Planner

States are currently allocating the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to their highest priority populations. The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 helps state and county decision makers by estimating the size of these populations in every county of the US and the percent vaccine coverage achievable under various scenarios. This tool uses the 13 priority populations identified by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. Users can order these priority groups according to recommendations from either NASEM or the CDC’s Advisory…

COVID Claims Two More Lives of Prominent Entertainers

Charley Frank Pride, Thomas “Tiny” Lister COVID Claims Two More Lives of Prominent Entertainers The grim reaper, now known in many circles as the COVID-19 virus last week claimed the lives of two prominent Americans-an actor-pro wrestler and a pioneer Country and Western performing sensation. At Inquirer press time, homegoing services (if any) had not been announced by the families of Charley Pride or Thomas “Tiny” Lister. Much like the demises of notables like John Lewis, C. T. Vivian, and other of the 300,000 victims (and the deaths keep on…

COVID (Corona Virus) Safety

The Atlanta Inquirer family hopes that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and are planning a safe and great Winter Holiday season. Remember that COVID-19 / Corona is still a very contagious virus and still very active. Please be safe. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising, per the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). Please wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps we take, the more you and others are protected against COVID-19. More information at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Holiday…

NuWave Launches COVID School Donation Program, Local Schools Encouraged to Apply

NUWAVE LAUNCHES OXYPURE AIR PURIFIER SCHOOL DONATION PROGRAM TO HELP BATTLE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 100 OxyPure Air Purifiers To Be Donated To Help Support In-Person Instruction In the Nation’s Schools VERNON HILLS, IL (November 12, 2020) — NuWave, LLC announced today the launch of its OxyPure School Donation Program, in which it will donate 100 OxyPure Air Purifiers to educational institutions around the country that have resumed in-person learning. Educational intuitions interested in receiving OxyPure units should apply by visiting NuWave’s website: https://nuwaveoxypure.com/donations. In a recent independent third-party study, the University of Minnesota calculated  that the…

Leading Black Atlanta Optometrist and Activist Transitions – Dr. C. Clayton Powell, Sr.

Leading Black Atlanta Optometrist and Activist Transitions C. Clayton Powell, Sr. April 11, 1927 – October 23, 2020 By Hal Lamar, a former patient The first pair of eyeglasses I ever wore was prescribed to me from the man who’s transition I now mourn. Dr. Cleo Clayton Powell, Sr., also lovingly known as Dr. C. Clayton Powell, Sr., one of this city’s most intrepid human beings, notwithstanding his skills as a pioneering optometrist, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the ripe ol’ age of 93. He was a…

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits 26.3 Million-Dollar Gift to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM

(Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia) – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has been awarded $26.3 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization founded by entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor and Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the school announced today. The donation is part of a $100-million fund for students attending the nation’s four historically Black medical schools: Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine (Los Angeles), Howard University College of Medicine (Washington, D.C.), and Meharry Medical College (Nashville) over the next four years. At…

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