What You Need To Know: Coronavirus

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Singer-songwriter Rian Adkinson of Atlanta is one of many artists who has had to stop touring and playing live shows because of the coronavirus pandemic. He talks about how the pandemic is affecting his work and the original song he wrote while sheltering in place.

 

What You Need To Know: Public Pools And Coronavirus

May 28, 2020
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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Georgia relaxed its restrictions on public swimming pools as long as operators follow guidelines including disinfecting high-touch surfaces and keeping people 6 feet apart. Epidemiologist Jennifer Horney of the University of Delaware says the actual water is safe, but she says pool operators should follow CDC guidelines before re-opening.

 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Across the country, high school seniors are missing out on their final year of school, and not graduating the way they envisioned. A Facebook group called “Love on a High School Senior 2020” gives people the chance to “adopt” these students by agreeing to send them gifts for college and be their mentor. GPB talked to page founder April Ford, high school senior Tony Gregg Jr, and Crystal Toombs, who adopted Tony.

 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Explaining a pandemic to kids can be tough. A new children’s book called Together: Living Life During COVID-19 aims to help. The story received an honorable mention in a children’s book competition put on by Emory University’s Global Health Institute.

GPB's Virginia Prescott talks with author Kevin Poplawski and illustrator Michael Rausch.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

There are major concerns about the nation’s food supply amid the pandemic. We’ve heard about disruptions to meat processing facilities, shuttered restaurants, and the challenges facing farmers. 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

In the fight against COVID-19, many countries have shut down businesses and schools, but that’s not the case in Sweden. The country’s relaxed approach is supposed to minimize the damage to the economy. The other goal is to slow the pandemic’s spread through herd immunity — when enough people become immune to a disease after recovering from it or getting vaccinated. GPB’s Virginia Prescott talks with Emory University professor Felipe Lobelo about the risks of herd immunity.

 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

K-12 schools are wrapping up the academic year in a way they haven't before—teaching classes online. What lessons were learned as these schools head into the fall, and face the possibility of continued social distancing? GPB's Grant Blankenship checks in with Curtis Jones, the superintendent of the Bibb County School District.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

The news industry is being hit hard by the economic downturn triggered by the pandemic. One Georgia paper struggling is The Walton Tribune in Monroe. It’s been around since 1900, and prints twice a week. Since the start of the pandemic, the paper has had to cut salaries to avoid layoffs. Publisher and editor David Clemons tells GPB's Virginia Prescott he hopes to eventually return those salaries to normal.

 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Gyms and fitness centers in Georgia are allowed to re-open, but many are not. So, when is it the right time to reopen, and how should people be handling their own physical health during the pandemic? GPB's Taylor Gantt checks in with Dr. Jonathan Kim, the chief of sports cardiology at Emory University. He’s also the team cardiologist for the Atlanta Braves, Hawks, Falcons and the Atlanta Dream.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

When it comes to coronavirus, there is a lot of data. Cases change all the time, and that can be very confusing. GPB's Rickey Bevington asks GPB's Grant Blankenship to simplify the numbers.

Lost-n-Found Youth

Nasheedah Muhammad, the director of the Atlanta LGBTQ charity Lost-n-Found Youth, knows firsthand what it is like to be without a home.

"This is so important to me, the work that I'm doing," she said. "I've been homeless. I've actually lived on the street for a year myself."

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

GPB's political reporter Stephen Fowler talks with GPB's Rickey Bevington about the precautions Georgia businesses are supposed to take as they reopen amid the pandemic.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

During President Trump’s almost daily updates to the nation on the pandemic, he’s left legal scholars and journalists discussing the limits of presidential power. Historian Kenneth C. Davis discusses the limits of presidential power in times of crisis with Political Rewind producer Sam Bermas-Dawes.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

The McCrary family in Albany, Georgia, created a music video about the importance of staying at home during the pandemic for the city’s Shelter In Place Community Video Contest.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Political Rewind's Sam Bermas-Dawes talks with Joshua Weitz, professor of biological sciences at Georgia Tech about whether Georgia is moving to fast to reopen the economy.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Georgia schools have been closed for a little more than a month, causing students and teachers to adjust abruptly to virtual learning. GPB Morning Edition producer Taylor Gantt talks with teacher Dana Farr and student Antoine Garner from East Hall Middle School in Gainesville about the adjustment to online learning.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Mark Lebos, owner of  Strong Gym in Savannah, speaks to GPB News's Emily Jones about his concerns over the governor's announcement that some businesses — including gyms and hair salons — can open as soon as April 24.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

The pandemic is hurting the nation's food supply in big ways with the closure of schools, hotels, and restaurants. On the farm, the situation is dire, but one Georgia farmer sees the pandemic as an opportunity. Jon Jackson is the executive director of StagVets and the founder of Comfort Farms. He tells GPB's Virginia Prescott how he's shifted his business to a virtual farmers market.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Virginia Prescott spoke with physician, epidemiologist and journalist Keren Landman about the clinical effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and the medical advancements of treating COVID-19.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Sonja Gunter, an Atlanta-based home health nurse, speaks with GPB's Morning Edition host Leah Fleming about her recent experience at an assisted living facility and well as in-home health care during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

With salons closing across the country due to the coronavirus, navigating hair care can be an inconvenience and a serious point of stress, particularly for black women.  Nikisha "Oshi" Wilson, owner of Oshi Couture Hair Salon, speaks with Denene Millner, host of the Speakeasy With Denene podcast, about her virtual how-to sessions with clients on maintaining and managing hair. 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, talks with Grant Blankenship about the disproportionately higher number of coronavirus infections and deaths among African American communities in Georgia as well as in other states and communities across the country. 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact.

Jeff Breedlove, chief of communications and policy at the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, speaks with Virginia Prescott about the ways to stay in touch with those in substance abuse recovery during the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders. 

 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Donna Lowry spoke with Cassie Marcelus, a Georgia nurse treating COVID-19 patients in New York, for an update in the pandemic hotspot last week.

 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Emanuel Vasconcelos, Associate Pastor at St. Anne Catholic Church, speaks with Virginia Prescott, host of On Second Thought, about the creative ways the church is staying connected with its congregation during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Meghann Myers, Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times, speaks with Virginia Prescott, host of On Second Thought, about concerns among military personnel about coronavirus cases on Georgia bases after the firing of Navy Captain Brett Crozier, and the fallout at the Pentagon.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Karla McKinney and Bill Mann, sister and brother, lost their 84-year-old mother and aunt to the coronavirus just six days apart. They spoke with GPB Lawmakers host Donna Lowry as they deal with death and grieve their family members.

The interview has been lightly edited for clarity and flow.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Daryn Kagan from DarynKagan.com is using her website to spread good news in Georgia and all across the nation during the coronavirus outbreak. She talks about the importance of positive news at this time with GPB News's Donna Lowry.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic with your health and sanity intact. 

Atlanta Community Food Bank CEO Kyle Waide spoke with Rickey Bevington, host of GPB's All Things Considered, about the impact COVID-19 has had on food banks and the resources available for those who need assistance.

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