Closer Look: Measles Cases Increase; Georgia Tech Students Talk Graduation And Beyond

Dr. Harold Gene Stringer, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Morehouse School of Medicine, discusses the increase in the number of measles reported cases.
Dr. Harold Gene Stringer, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Morehouse School of Medicine, discusses the increase in the number of measles reported cases.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief with an update on State Representative Brenda Lopez, and other state lawmakers, city and business leaders, who have entered the race for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.
  • In other news, Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed Lynette “Lynne” Riley to serve as State Treasurer.
  • 4:05: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal officials have confirmed that this year’s measles rates are the highest since the disease was eradicated over two decades ago.
  • The latest update from the CDC confirms there have been 704 reported cases in 22 states including Georgia. Three new cases of measles were recently confirmed by the Georgia Department of Public Health brining the total here in the state to six. Dr. Harold Gene Stringer, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Morehouse School of Medicine, discusses the increase in the number of reported cases and talks prevention.
Dr. Harold Gene Stringer, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Morehouse School of Medicine, discusses the increase in the number of reported cases of measles. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 25:58: As college graduation grows nearer, Closer Look is hearing stories from local, soon-to-be graduates from the Atlanta area. Today, is Georgia Tech Day at the studio. First up, we’ll hear from a master’s student receiving his degree in architecture, Joel Jassu. Originally from Uganda, Jassu shares his plans to take his architectural design skills to under-served communities around the globe, including several refurbish and redesign projects in his homeland.
Originally from Uganda, Jassu shares his plans to take his architectural design skills to under-served communities around the globe, including several refurbish and redesign projects in his homeland. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 40:47: “Closer Look with Rose Scott” continues our conversation with Atlanta-area graduates from Georgia Tech. Next, we’ll hear from a brother and sister pair, Emily Veal and John Golden, who will graduate on the same weekend.
Emily Veal and John Golden, a brother and sister pair, will graduate from Georgia Tech this May. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.

Correction: This post has been updated to reflect Joel Jassu’s plans to refurbish an orphanage in his homeland.