Beth Galvin gets to the heart of the story… literally! Inspiring and informative, Beth brings you comprehensive and intelligent health stories you won’t see on any other Georgia TV station.
She began her on-air career at Chattanooga’s WTVC and was first seen on Atlanta-area televisions as a general assignment reporter for WXIA. In 1996, Beth joined FOX 5 Atlanta and became the regular face of our FOX Medical Team reports.
Battling a serious health problem reveals a person’s strength and vulnerability. Beth has been touched by many of the people she has covered, like a 19-year-old’s lifesaving heart transplant and a baby’s struggle with a defective heart.
Her reporting has not only caught the attention of viewers, but of media and medical professionals as well. She has won a regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Reporting and an award for Specialty Reporting from the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters. The Georgia Physicians Association/Atlanta Medical Association also presented her with an award for Outstanding Health Reporting.
Beth attended Wesleyan College in Macon, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Beth lives in Decatur with her husband, Brad. When she’s not working, Beth enjoys curling up with a good book, digging in her garden and traveling to national parks.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is again urging the Biden Administration to send additional vaccine to her hard-hit state. But the head of the CDC says sending additional vaccine is not the answer.
About 20% of Americans are fully vaccinated, and infections and hospitalizations in seniors are steadily dropping. Yet, with regional viral hotspots in the Upper Midwest and Northeast, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitner is urging the US to redirect vaccines to hard-hit states like hers.
New research shows the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine produces antibodies that persist for 6 months after the second dose of the vaccine. One epidemiologist says the vaccine's protection likely lasts longer than that.
The CDC says a new more contagious variant of the coronavirus is now the dominant strain circulating in the US. The B.1.1.7 variant, which surfaced in the United Kingdom last fall is more transmissible and may cause more severe disease. US health officials say the vaccines could stop the new strain, if the US can get many more Americans protected.
The Dallas, Georgia, IBM retiree hoped getting fully vaccinated would make it easier and safer, but almost a month after her second shot, she tested positive for COVD-19.
A new CDC report details how a February bar opening in rural Illinois turned into a COVID-19 super-spreader event. In all, 46 cases were tied to the opening, including 26 patrons, 3 staff members and 17 close contacts of attendees in the community.
Americans lining up for COVID-19 vaccinations have many reasons to roll up their sleeves: for the added protection, for work, and for the chance to travel again.
The US has now administered just over 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Yet, after months of dropping case numbers, infections are beginning to rise, driven, at least in part, by new more contagious strains of the coronavirus.
As US case counts once again rise, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says she has a feeling of "impending doom," warning the country could be hit by a fourth wave of the pandemic.
All three of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines performed well in clinical-trials. Two new studies show they are also working well out in the real world.