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Inquirer Loses Another Friend to COVID-19: Michael D. “Mike” Murrell

Michael D. “Mike” Murrell August 1, 1954 – April 28, 2020 After fighting COVID-19 on a ventilator for over thirty days, Michael D. “Mike” Murrell, 65, dies from the deadly virus though he had no underlying health conditions. Generous and beloved Murell lived in Stone Mountain Georgia and was the owner and manager of Murrell’s Café, southern cuisine restaurant and catering business which was a prominent fixture on the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) campus and the Morris Brown College campus. He also managed restaurants in his home state of North…

9 Health Institutions to Receive 750,000 Dollars from CDC

By Myra Tugade WASHINGTON, D. C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it intends to award cooperative agreements to California Department of Public Health; Georgia Department of Public Health; Health Research Inc./New York State Department of Health; Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Minnesota Department of Health; Ohio Department of Health; Washington State Department of Health; and Wisconsin Department of Health Services for acute stroke prevention. The agency description of the cooperative agreement…

Six New COVID-19 Symptoms Added to List

Six New Symptoms of COVID-19 Added to List Symptomatic Individuals Urged to Get Tested Atlanta – Six new symptoms have been added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) existing list of symptoms for COVID-19. The new symptoms are chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste and/or smell. These symptoms join the original symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. Symptoms of COVID-19 typically appear 2-14 days after exposure and range from mild to severe. The Georgia Department…

Georgia Department of Public Health Partners with CDC on COVID-19 Antibody Testing Survey

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is partnering with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Fulton and DeKalb County Boards of Health to conduct an antibody testing survey to better understand how many people may have already been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Between April 28 to May 4, teams of public health professionals will visit randomly selected homes in different areas of Fulton and DeKalb counties. Household members will be asked to answer survey questions and provide a blood sample to…

NFL Atlanta Falcons Draft 2020 Results; Picks from Georgia Colleges and Universities; 21 Former Georgia High School Athletes Among Draft Picks

The Atlanta Falcons Begin Rebuilding with Six 2020 Draft Picks; Ten Draftees from Georgia Colleges and Universities are now NFL Rookies; Twenty-one Former Georgia High School Athletes are now NFL Rookies The Atlanta Falcons managed to draft six rookies, including native Atlantan and cornerback Aundell “A. J.” Terrell Jr. from Clemson University and athletic standout from Westlake High School. Round Order NFL Team Player Position College / University Georgia High School 1 16 Atlanta Falcons Aundell “A. J.” Terrell Jr. CB Clemson Westlake High School (Atlanta, Georgia) 2 47 Atlanta…

Georgia Congressman David Scott Announces 14.3 Million Dollars in Federal Funding for Scholarships at 1890 Land-Grant HBCUs

Washington, D.C. – Today [April 23, 2020], Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $14.3 million in grants for scholarships at the 1890 Land-Grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). This first round of annual funding was made available by Congressman Scott’s bipartisan fight to secure $80 million in the 2018 Farm Bill for new agriculture-focused scholarships for Land-Grant HBCUs, including Fort Valley State University in Georgia. “I am proud to see our Land-Grant HBCUs receive over $14 million today after I worked tirelessly for several…

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