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Sam Whitehead, WABE

  • Georgia Washington has lived in Southern Heights, a predominantly Black neighborhood in the northern part of Baton Rouge, La., since 1973. After falling ill with COVID-19 last year, Washington was eager to get vaccinated, which is in line with federal health recommendations. But Washington again had difficulty finding a local provider, this time to get a vaccine.
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  • Control of the Senate and perhaps the future of U.S. health care reform hinge on two runoffs in Georgia. Democrats are campaigning hard on health care, while Republicans are mostly ignoring the issue.