Beth Galvin, FOX 5 Atlanta

Beth Galvin

FOX 5 Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Beth:

Cancer doctor shares tips on lowering risk of COVID-19 breakthrough infections

The death of General Colin Powell from complications of COVID-19 highlights the risk of breakthrough infection in people with weakened immune systems. But, one cancer specialist says there are ways cancer patients and survivors and others with compromised immune systems can lower their risk of exposure to the virus. → Read More

Thousands of Georgia hospital employees face COVID-19 vaccination deadline

Friday was a day some Georgia healthcare workers were looking forward to and others were dreading. → Read More

Facing unpredictable winter, doctors urge Americans to get a flu shots soon

As the booster shot rollout ramps up, doctors are urging their patients to get the flu vaccine, too. → Read More

Treatment can help high-risk COVID-19 patients stay out of hospital, and it's free

For weeks, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been packed with COVID-19 patients. → Read More

With nearly 3,000 critical care patients, Georgia ICUs are now 98% full

Just over 98% of Georgia's ICU beds are full, as the state struggles with a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. → Read More

Georgia man frustrated by those who won't get vaccinated after losing his wife and father to COVID-19

Within a month, a Gwinnett County man lost his father and then his wife to COVID-19. → Read More

Inside a Georgia ER dealing with pressure, crowding, 'scared' patients

About 84% of the state's emergency department beds are full, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. → Read More

Two newborns among dozens of Georgia children hospitalized with COVID-19

Across Georgia, the number of children being hospitalized with COVID-19 is rising, as the delta variant spreads. → Read More

South Georgia hospitals are filling up quickly, as delta variant spreads

Hospitals along the Georgia coast are reeling from a surge in COVID-19 patients. → Read More

Georgia reports nearly 5,000 new daily cases as delta variant surges

Georgia's COVID-19 numbers continue to surge. The state reported nearly 5,000 new cases Wednesday. → Read More

New CDC study details cluster of breakthrough infections tied to July Fourth celebrations

The CDC released a new study Friday detailing how hundreds of vaccinated people became infected with the delta variant earlier this month along the Massachusetts coast. The outbreak helped trigger the CDC to issue new guidance urging fully vaccinated Americans in areas of high transmission to once again wear masks in indoor public settings. → Read More

Despite rare breakthrough infection, Georgia woman says COVID-19 vaccine works

Montina Daniels of Lawrenceville, Georgia, got the Pfizer COVID-19 shots months ago, through her former employer. → Read More

Atlanta man contracts COVID-19 breakthrough infection months after being vaccinated

Breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people are rare, but they can happen. Jim Issa, a 50-year-old commercial director in Atlanta got vaccinated in April with the Pfizer two-dose vaccine. He was stunned when he and several vaccinated friends tested positive for the virus after a July Fourth getaway weekend at a lake house. → Read More

Fire departments tackle a new foe in fighting blazes: cancer

For decades, American firefighters have been developing cancer at higher rates than people in other professions, many after decades of service. Veteran firefighter Jason Shivers says the elevated cancer risk was seen by some as "the cost of doing business." That attitude is changing in places like Forsyth County, Georgia. → Read More

At 24, Florida man undergoes double lung transplant after COVID-19 destroys lungs

What happened to Blake Bargatze is rare, but he wants to tell his story, even though he can't speak. → Read More

After Lupus changed her face, Atlanta woman turns to surgery for second chance

Antonette Currie of Atlanta says it was hard to look in the mirror, after a rare form of Lupus left her face gaunt and scarred. But, the 35-year-old business owner and former model has a new look, thanks to a plastic surgery procedure that restored the fullness in her face. → Read More

Should you mask up again because of Delta variant? One expert weighs in

US health officials are tracking the Delta variant, a new, much more contagious strain of COVID-19. So, should you start wearing a mask in public again, just in case? Dr. Felipe Lobelo, director of epidemiology for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, weighs in. → Read More

CDC surveys find most younger Americans are unvaccinated

A new CDC report finds many younger adults have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, and about 25% report they probably or definitely will not get vaccinated. Dr. Felipe Lobelo, director of epidemiology at Kaiser Permanente in Georgia believes low vaccination rates could leave young adults could allow the Delta variant to spread more easily in the US. → Read More

Expert says new coronavirus variant 'frightening in some ways'

Days away from "freedom day," Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the country will remain in partial lockdown for another month. This comes as Britain is dealing with a jump in cases and hospitalizations tied to a new variant of the coronavirus, known as the Delta variant. → Read More

Georgia neurosurgeon returns to family after 11 months of living apart in pandemic

A Georgia neurosurgeon who moved into a nearby hotel during the pandemic, returns home to his wife and kids. → Read More