Rebecca Lindstrom, 13WMAZ News

Rebecca Lindstrom

13WMAZ News

Marietta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Rebecca:

A chance to save a life and change it: How 2 metro Atlanta communities respond to a mental health crisis

In Cobb, Gwinnett, Forsyth or Athens-Clarke counties, there are now co-responding teams to help. Legislation passed this spring hopes to expand the list. → Read More

Mom says she left note with abandoned child, police never found it

A teenage boy left at a hospital in December 2019 triggered 11Alive’s investigation into child abandonment. His mom says there’s a lot we don’t know about that day. → Read More

'Praying for a miracle': Puppy with holes in skull exposes serious allegations against Georgia breeder

Investigation into the cracks in the animal welfare system in Georgia shows lack of punishment. Here's why one breeder was ordered to stop, but continued. → Read More

'I was disgusted': Ga. mother shocked when insurance suggested she abandon her son to get him medical care

#KeepingBradley is a part of 11Alive's series investigating the challenges and systemic gaps that cause parents to abandon their children to state custody. → Read More

More than $1M spent by rescue groups footing the bill to help abandoned, seized dogs

The pandemic impacted many financially. That includes the rescue groups around Georgia that have been working to save the dogs that come from Georgia puppy mills. → Read More

'The best vaccine is the one you can get,' says doctor as possible 4th COVID-19 vaccine hopes for FDA approval

Novavax has requested approval from the FDA after positive COVID-19 vaccine trial results. → Read More

Georgia still lags behind most states in getting COVID vaccines to those in need

Right now, according to the CDC - 45 states are doing a better job at getting the vaccine into arms than Georgia. → Read More

'I hate the mornings when I have to wake up': Mom describes long-term health effects of COVID-19

Some studies estimate 10 percent of those who contract COVID will have lingering side effects. That’s 2.7 million people in the US alone, and counting. → Read More

Changing the isolation from nursing home COVID-19 lockdown

Georgia has no timeline for easing the isolation created by COVID-19 visitation restrictions. But three very different letter campaigns aim to change that. → Read More

COVID-19 reinfections reported but not counted. Here's why

To prove reinfection of COVID-19 in a patient, scientists have to compare the genetic sequence of the virus. That's why there is no data about reinfection. → Read More

First hospitals, now EMS: Georgia emergency services face overcrowding crisis, treatment delays

You call an ambulance to get help fast. But EMS companies say too many overcrowded hospitals are asking them to find somewhere else to go. → Read More

ICU doctor describes 'medical war' as new record set for hospital patients

Georgia has exceeded 10,000 COVID-19 related deaths. That's not even counting the 1,130 people who had symptoms, but never received a PCR test to confirm the virus. → Read More

Journalism students report on COVID's impact while living it

Students at the University of Georgia studying journalism found themselves covering the virus impact – and living it. → Read More

Georgia Tech's testing program proof we can cut COVID-19 cases if we try

As the state's COVID-19 numbers started to fall, so did testing. Still, Georgia met its monthly goals. Raising the question, should the state aim higher? → Read More

'Probable Deaths': Ga. changes how it reports COVID-19 numbers by the type of test used

COVID-19 cases in Georgia are rising, but some state reports show a lower number than some. Here's why you need to know what data goes into the numbers. → Read More

Georgia, eager to leave national spotlight, predicts results by tonight

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said it is his intention to have all votes reported by Wednesday night. → Read More

'Waiting on a non-existent court date': Still behind bars for nearly four years, David waits for his day in court

Jury trials are still being delayed, leaving thousands sitting in jail waiting for their day in court. Georgia counties are making plans to have 2021 trials. → Read More

He was terrified of needles and blood. Now, he's a paramedic fighting COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical staff have put their lives on the line to save others more than ever before. Here's why one Atlanta man stepped up. → Read More

‘I'm extremely disappointed and surprised’: Mom fights to improve vaccine injury program after daughter's death

As we get closer to a vaccine for COVID-19, many are looking into the programs designed to cover liability and compensation for those injured by vaccines. → Read More

'The hurt is real. The pain is real. The absence is real:' Woman loses father to COVID-19

CDC research debunks claims that some would have died anyway without COVID-19. Here's one Georgia families story about why it's not true. → Read More