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Week 9: Your Good News Update For The Week

AFA
May 15, 2020

While this summer will definitely not be normal, most of us will be reenergized by the boost beautiful, warm weather brings. Various outdoor activities are now actually being encouraged; Marty Makary of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health said, “The outdoors is not only good for your mental state. It’s also a safer place than indoors.” Makary has an Opinion article in today’s Times, called “How to Reopen America Safely.”
 
We want 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 and please share with us what you are doing to create positive energy in your home.


Around the Globe:

  • A new study offers a glimmer of hope in the grim fight against the coronavirus: Nearly everyone who has had the disease — regardless of age, sex or severity of illness — makes antibodies to the virus.
  • From Hong Kong to New Zealand, Hawaii and Montana, officials celebrate no new cases of COVID-19.

In the US:

  • In episode 7 of John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” series, he highlights some good news around the world (including weather from Emma Stone) and has his friends from The Office join in to surprise a newly married couple. You can also catch a nice live performance from Zac Brown!
  • Publix donates over 1 million pounds of produce to food banks.
  • Food Network star, Chef, and lifetime restaurateur, Guy Fieri has raised more than $22 million to help restaurant employees that have been unable to work during the COVID-19 shutdowns across the country.

In Georgia:

  • The number of patients hospitalized in Georgia for coronavirus reached its lowest number Saturday since health officials began reporting the data.
  • Kennesaw, Georgia teacher is running more than 50 miles to visit all of his students.
  • The ‘Atlanta Beats COVID‘ volunteers have made and delivered about 10,000 PPE’s to metro Atlanta healthcare workers, first responders, and others on the frontlines of the coronavirus fight.
  • Gwinnett County teachers surprise one of their students before he undergoes surgery.

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