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Closer Look: Zika Virus; HPV Vaccination; And More

Dr. Ford Vox discusses the Zika virus and its potential to threaten Georgia on today's ''Closer Look.''
Dr. Ford Vox discusses the Zika virus and its potential to threaten Georgia on today's ''Closer Look.''
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress report on Georgia officials’ responses to the firing of Georgia associate superintendent of virtual schools Jeremy Spencer over his inflammatory Facebook posts;
  • 2:24: Bob Bednarczyk, assistant professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, talks about an effort to increase HPV vaccinations in the U.S.;
  • 14:34: Johnny Kauffman explains the numerous religious freedom bills that have been filed in this year’s state legislative session;
  • 27:44: Candace Wheeler talks about Abe Vigoda, the Bundy brothers and the return of the DeLorean in today’s “Trending” segment;
  • 30:59: Dr. Ford Vox discusses the Zika virus and its potential to threaten Georgia;
  • 36:00: Atlantan Peter Jones talks about how his vacation plans were affected by the threat of the Zika virus;
  • 39:18: Dr. Beth Bell, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, talks about the spread and danger of the Zika virus;
  • 48:32: Nancy Yancey, co-founder and CEO of Rainbow Village, and Lynnette Ward, director of Rainbow Village’s graduate program, discuss the organization’s work with women and children who found themselves in poverty after leaving an abusive environment.