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Week 7: In Need of Some Good News for a Change?

AFA
May 1, 2020

Here is some good news from the past week to brighten your day as you get ready for the beautiful weekend ahead.

Around the Globe:

  • In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Human testing is already underway, and scientists say they’re hopeful a coronavirus vaccine will be widely available by September. Technology the lab had already developed in previous work on inoculations for other viruses, including a close relative of COVID-19, gave it a head start. The vaccine takes the coronavirus’ genetic material and injects it into a common cold virus that has been neutralized so it cannot spread in people. The modified virus will mimic COVID-19, triggering the immune system to fight off the impostor and providing protection against the real thing.
  • Gilead says trial of antiviral remdesivir shows ‘positive data’ in coronavirus patients. Dr. Anthony Fauci said “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut and significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”

In the US:

  • Americans in stable financial positions answer the call to donate their $1,200 stimulus checks to a website called Pledge My Check. The first week it was launched over $18,000 was pledged from 37 people across 11 states.
  • Family, friends and strangers across the nation are choosing to “adopt a senior” by surprising them with a care package at their front door.
  • Why everyone is searching for banana bread during the coronavirus pandemic, and how you can make it (it’s actually really easy!).

In Georgia:

  • The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds to perform flyover of Atlanta this Saturday.
  • Georgia plans to welcome students back to school in August.
  • Amazon will be opening a new facility in Georgia, creating 800 full-time jobs.
  • Lawrenceville health care company making millions of non-surgical face masks.

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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