Montgomery, ALWSFA

Dozens line streets, brave heat for back-to-school pandemic relief

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Dozens of cars lined Highland Avenue and South Jackson Street in Montgomery Saturday for the chance to receive pandemic relief. Parents and children braved the 90-degree weather for free backpacks, school supplies, uniforms and food. COVID-19 vaccines were also provided. Organizers said the event was meant to aid a hurting community.
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Birmingham, ALwbrc.com

UAB doctors say 60% of their COVID patients are on ventilators

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Doctors with UAB said hospitalized patients with COVID-19 right now are battling similar and more serious illness than the first wave. “Very sick patients,” UAB’s Dr. Sarah Nafziger said. “A little sicker than what we saw in the earlier surge.”. Nafziger said patients now are about...
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Opelika, ALOpelika-Auburn News

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb at EAMC; Mobile hospital has highest number of COVID-19 patients

Hospitalizations of patients with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 continue to climb at East Alabama Health, which includes East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika and EAMC-Lanier in Valley. According to numbers released by EAMC on Friday, the total number of hospitalizations has reached 34, up from 30 on Monday and more than four times the count at the start of the month, which was eight.
Birmingham, ALYellowhammer News

Birmingham pediatric infectious disease expert claims state is ‘facing a catastrophe’ in Delta variant

In a pandemic-centered discussion on Thursday hosted by the Alabama Medical Association, UAB pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. David Kimberlin sounded the alarm about the state’s upcoming battle with the COVID-19 Delta variant, saying he believes Alabama is “facing a catastrophe.”. Kimberlin was accompanied in the livestreamed conversation by State...

On college football, part 2: The 18-team playoff

Ever since the first four-team tournament in 2014-15, I’ve been thinking a lot about playoff expansion. And after years of deliberation, countless notes on my iPhone, excessive text messages to friends to check out my next scheme, I finally have it: the 18-team playoff. Buckle your seatbelts, this is going to get weird.
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State players named to preseason All-America football teams

Several state players were recently named to the MaxPreps preseason All-America football teams. The website released its overall All-America team along with a sophomore and junior team. Thompson leads the state with three players selected to the various teams. Thompson’s Jeremiah Alexander, Peter Woods and Tony Mitchell were selected, along...
College SportsScarlet Nation

Auburn becoming ‘the spot’ for ’23 4-star CB

AUBURN | Dale Miller has plenty of time to make a decision but several schools are already standing out to the 2023 prospect from Hoover (Ala.) High. The 4-star cornerback already has 10 offers and an early top three. “Tennessee, Auburn and Ole Miss,” Miller said. All three have offered...
Columbia, SCTimes and Democrat

Charlene Slaughter earns Accreditation in Public Relations

COLUMBIA – Charlene D. Slaughter, director of communications with Experience Columbia SC, has successfully earned the Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation. The announcement was made by the Universal Accreditation Board, a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs this competency certification program.
Birmingham, ALwbrc.com

UAB reports emergency rooms are flooded with patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with UAB said emergency room say numbers are higher now than before the start of the pandemic. “Our emergency departments have had tremendous increase in volume over the last few months,” VP of Hospital Clinical Services Dr. Sarah Nafziger said. “If you look at the number of people who go to our emergency departments, it is a higher number than before the pandemic.”
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Alabama Public Radio

Alabama healthcare providers brace for hospital bed shortages due to Delta variant

Alabama healthcare providers appear to be gearing up for the possible impact of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The original strain forced hospitals to delay elective surgeries so coronavirus patients could fill those beds. The Centers for Disease Control says eighty percent of new COVID cases involve the more contagious Delta Variant. Dr. Rachael Lee treats infectious diseases at UAB. She says the spread of the more dangerous type of coronavirus has her and her colleagues asking a question.