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Week 8: In Need of Some Good News for a Change?

AFA
May 8, 2020

We are here to help you start your weekend with a series of good news articles from the past week highlighting positive news globally, around the United States, and in the Georgia area. We hope these articles help brighten your day.

Around the Globe:

  • Coronavirus test that gives “results within 24 hours of infection.” The US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has reportedly developed a test that can detect the coronavirus’ presence as early as 24 hours after infection, before people show symptoms and several days before a carrier is considered capable of spreading it to other people. That is also around four days before current tests can detect the virus. The head of Darpa’s biological technologies office, Dr Brad Ringeisen, said that if approved by regulators the test would be a “gamechanger.”
  • More than 1 million people around the world have recovered from the coronavirus.
  • Australian capital is free of all known coronavirus cases, as infections continue to dwindle.
  • Italy, the first European country into lockdown, starts to emerge.

In the US:

  • College students connect farms with needy food banks amid coronavirus pandemic.
  • Ohio CEO opens up on splitting $1.6M stock market gain among employees during coronavirus outbreak.
  • Vermont records zero new coronavirus cases for first time in nearly 7 weeks.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts gave free donuts and coffee to healthcare workers on Tuesday, May 5th, National Nurses Day.

In Georgia:

  • Robins Air Force Base conduced F-15 flyovers in multiple Middle Georgia cities on Tuesday to honor healthcare workers.
  • Governor Brian Kemp announced that the largest shipment of personal protective equipment to date has been distributed on May 5.
  • Piedmont Healthcare is signing up COVID-19 patients for two new clinical trials.
  • University of Georgia president Jere Morehead gave a very promising interview recently when he mentioned the school is planning on only having a football season but also doing so with fans in the stands.

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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