The good news is 64% of Georgia’s 2800 Ventilators are available; but the bad news is that hospital beds are beginning to fill up at several hospitals in Atlanta. As the numbers are spiking up with 60,000 new cases reported in one day throughout the U.S. but 2800 new cases in Georgia in one day. Continue reading Number of available beds at Grady hospital reaching critical levels
Governor declares State of Emergency, authorizes 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta
According to WSB TV news :
The goal, according to the governor’s office, is to free up state troopers from those locations so they can help patrol the streets of Atlanta.
The troops will be deployed as needed to protect state buildings, including the State Capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters, the governor’s mansion and the Georgia World Congress Center.
While more business owners than less have either had to officially shut down due to decline in business; the others recently placed signs on the door with a note that starts with “Due to Corvid19 we regret to inform you that we will be closed…..” and then follows the explanations. Continue reading Fulton County Issues Stay at Home Order $1000 Fines will be enforced
More than 400 Americans passengers are stuck on a cruise ship returning back to the US. The passengers are in quarrentine for 14 days. They are now 8 days in as they are getting swabbed, tested and cleared to return to their families.
“We want off this boat in health and not in dire crisis” says one passengers on the Diamond Princess ship as the cruisine has the passengers quarrentined for 14 days as they clear passengers aboard returning to the US.
There is a mass order for the masks from hospitals from the US (but wait aren’t these masks massed produced in China? Hmmm The factory workers are working triple shifts because of reduced staffing.
Passengers aboard the boat say they can only go outside in small groups for small amounts of time per day. There are only a few passengers on the ship that have balconies. The other passengers are stuck packed inside the ship with the same air circulating amongst them. Story still developing.
According to CNN here is the return below:
Three stuck ships
Thousands of people are trapped on three cruise liners in Asia due to fears surrounding coronavirus among their passengers.
A ship in Japan, the Diamond Princess, and another in Hong Kong, the World Dream, have both been quarantined after it emerged they had hosted infected passengers.A third ship, the Westerdam, has been turned away from various ports due to fears that there may be coronavirus cases on board. There is no suggestion that any passengers, current or former, have been infected.Sixty-four passengers from the Diamond Princess have tested positive for the virus and been taken ashore for isolation and treatment, Japanese authorities said. About 2,600 guests and more than 1,000 crew are on board, including hundreds of Americans. They will likely stay in quarantine until February 19.
According to Complex Magazine:
Along with his many individual accolades, Kobe Bryant will always be remembered for the magic he made with Hall of Fame center, Shaquille O’Neal. The bond they created as superstar teammates has Kobe’s death weighing heavily on the Big Deisel.
On the latest episode of The Big Shaq Podcast, Shaq revealed that he’s “not doing well,” in the aftermath of Bryant’s untimely death. O’Neal explained that his younger sister had recently passed and he was still grieving her death when he got the news of Kobe’s accident. He now feels like he’s lost two siblings.
“I have a little brother, but I really lost a brother yesterday,” Shaq told his co-hosts at the episode’s 9:55-minute mark.
Shaq also commented on how he received the news of Kobe’s passing.
Mannnn, Shaq recently lost 2 grandmothers, his father, his sister to Cancer and he is truly hurt. He has never seen anything like this in his life. The fact that Kobe is just gone sso early. It’s going to be hard for the Big Fella.
Everyone is speaking on Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and the tragedy of the other 7 people who died in the helicopter crash on Sunday morning January 26th. It definitely has been a devastation to the entire nationa. So many questions. Why did the pilot get clearance? Why did they have to use the helicopter on a day like this? Did the other families that died have survivors? Was the bodies all splattered into pieces? Why can they only find three bodies which they had to identify by fingerprints?
Even if we had the answers to all these questions it still wouldn’t bring back any of the 9 people who died in that crash. So many updates. Continue reading Kobe Bryant his 13 year old daughter Gigi and 7 others die in tragic helicopter crash 1/26
Unfortunately, for the 25 NFL teams that showed up at the Atlanta Falcons workout training facility in Flowery Branch, GA. The former NFL quarterback and activist decided to make a last minute change in his workout venue. Although “black twitter” was outraged Kaepernick received a warm welcome by Clayton County public school officials and hundreds of fans who cheered him on from behind a chain-link fence.
The City of Atlanta elated with judge decision
Finally things are taking a turn around in Atlanta. Just when things seemed bleak with film production companies pulling out left and right and actors refusing to walk red carpets due to the heartbeat abortion law; it seemed like things were on a downward spiral.
According to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday October 1st, it just might be the day one federal judge makes a lot of people happy for the following reasons:
A federal judge temporarily blocked a law in Georgia on Tuesday that would ban abortions after six weeks, once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which was supposed to take effect Jan. 1.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Obama appointee, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who filed a complaint on behalf of abortion providers in June.
“In a state with a critical shortage of medical providers and some of the highest rates of maternal and infant deaths, especially among black Georgians, politicians should focus on expanding access to reproductive care, not banning abortion before someone even knows they’re pregnant,” said Talcott Camp, deputy director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project.
The law, signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life was at risk. Federal judges have issued injunctions against similar six-week bans in several states, including Kentucky and Ohio.
BET HER presents the Black Women’s Expo which took place in Atlanta, GA on September 14th & 15th at the Georgia International Convention Center. There were multiple panel rooms, live performances, vendor booths, the sounds of DJ Jahlion and beautiful BET Her pink decor everywhere.
The panel that stood out the most was an all female panel consisting of women in the industry moderated by Shekinah Jo. vh1 Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Karlie Redd and singer LeLe from SWV were on the paneling sharing very personal information. Continue reading RL, Karlie Redd, Kore Stacks, ‘LeLee’ SWV at BET Her Presents Black Women’s Expo