Closer Look with Rose Scott

Closer Look: Deadly Flu Season; Chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority Board; And More

February 5, 2018

Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: A news brief on how the Atlanta City Council is hearing public comment before a scheduled vote on ending cash bail for people arrested for low-level crimes. Recently Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms proposed legislation to eliminate cash bonds for low level offenses, as part of criminal justice reform. In other news, Super Bowl LII is over and now Atlanta is on the clock to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee was officially handed those duties earlier today during a press conference in Bloomington, Minnesota at the Mall of America. And it’s also where Atlanta’s committee debuted a video called, “We Are A-T-L,” featuring Ludacris. Super Bowl LIII will be played at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
  • 1:54: Dr. Christopher Edwards has served as a member of the Atlanta Housing Authority Board since 2014, when he was appointed by then Mayor Kasim Reed. But in December, Dr. Edwards was voted as the new chairman of the Board. Dr. Edwards joins us in studio to talk about the future of the AHA.
  • 29:46: It’s being called the worst flu season in a decade. We’ll talk about how the flu shot is developed, challenges for health officials, and tips on reducing your risk of becoming sick. And what are the more severe symptoms that indicate it’s time to visit a doctor? It’s a health and medical round table all about the flu, with Dr. Hany Atallah, chief of Emergency Medicine for Grady Hospital; Dr. Mark Mulligan, director for the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center; and Lagina Evans, assistant chief nursing officer of Facility Compliance and safety officer at Optim Medical Center’s Screven facility.

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