Closer Look: The Coronavirus’ Impact on Food-Insecure Georgians, The Economy And Elections; The CDC Foundation Talks Fighting the Pandemic

Rose Scott reports on Georgia’s current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Rose Scott reports on Georgia’s current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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Monday, March 16, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

Rose Scott reports on Georgia’s current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

In other news, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms both declared states of emergency in Georgia and Atlanta over the weekend. Mayor Bottoms joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss her decision.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” by phone to discuss how the City of Atlanta is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and her latest move to declare a state of emergency, within the city of Atlanta. Mayor Bottoms is pictured here on a previous edition of the program. Photo credit: Emilia Brock

Finally, Emory Healthcare is postponing all elective surgeries, starting today, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

14:17: Danah Craft, executive director of the Georgia Food Bank Association, joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss how the coronavirus could impact food-insecure Georgians, and how her organization is implementing “low contact” and “no contact” food distribution models.

21:08: Tom Smith, associate finance professor at Emory University joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the nation’s economy.

Tom Smith, associate finance professor at Emory University, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” by phone to share his thoughts on how COVID-19 will impact our nation’s economy. Professor Smith is pictured here on a previous edition of the program. Photo credit: Grace Walker

33:23: Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation president and CEO, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the immediate actions her organization is taking to stop the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation president and CEO, joins “Closer Look” to discuss the immediate actions her organization is taking to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Photo credit: LaShawn Hudson

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.