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Week 6: In Need of Some Good News for a Change?

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April 24, 2020

As we move to the end of April, there are promising signs across the globe that efforts to “flatten the curve” are having a positive impact on the spread of COVID-19.  We also continue to see the generosity of the American people and those around the world as we pull together during the pandemic. We hope you, your families and your friends are healthy and making the most of this time.  Here is some good news from the past week to brighten your day and take you into the weekend.

In Georgia:

  • Our own Georgia-based Chick-Fil-A is donating $10.8 million to first responders.
  • Although COVID-19 is particularly deadly to our senior citizens, a woman in Albany, Georgia was released from the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus in time to celebrate her 100th birthday.
  • More than a dozen healthcare professionals from Atlanta answered the call to serve in New York this past Friday.

In the US and Around the Globe:

  • Over 630,000 people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • US companies are stepping up to help with the fight against COVID-19.
  • In China and Japan, doctors have had promising results using blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-10 to treat those with the virus.

At Atlanta Financial, we continue to work remotely and are always happy to hear from you so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please stay safe and well.

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