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Anchored in Alabama: Stories of Hope – Week 21

As API enters the twenty-first week publishing Anchored in Alabama, our team continues to be encouraged by the stories we hear from you and from local media. It is clear that our faith communities and businesses are stepping up to today’s challenges.

We continue to say “Thank You” for your support of this publication. As always, we hope you find it uplifting. 

Anchored in Alabama, Week 21

1. President Trump Leaves Hospital After Taking Alabama-Discovered Drug
President Trump Monday evening returned to the White House after a brief stint at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after being diagnosed Thursday night with the novel coronavirus. The President’s treatment for COVID-19 included remdesivir, an antiviral drug discovered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in partnership with Birmingham-based Southern Research and Gilead Sciences. A recent study of remdesivir showed that over 74% of coronavirus patients recovered after 14 days of treatment, while only 59% of patients receiving standard of care alone similarly recovered.

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2. Shelby County Schools Returning to 5-Day In-Person Instruction
While many school systems in the Birmingham metropolitan area continue to offer only limited in-person instruction, students enrolled in the Shelby County School system may now attend school full-time, five days a week. This includes middle and high school students, a group that typically has been limited to two or three days a week of in-person instruction in Birmingham’s suburban school districts. 

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3. 500+ Jobs Coming to Huntsville in Array of Economic Development Projects
Eight companies in the Huntsville area recently announced growth plans that will bring with them 510 jobs and over $70 million to the community. Dynetics, for example, a company involved in weapons development and space travel, is strengthening its partnership with NASA and the federal government by adding up to 200 jobs. Other technology and manufacturing companies are similarly expanding.

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Anchored in Alabama is a publication and selected news aggregate of the Alabama Policy Institute. If you know of a story that could be highlighted in this publication and would like to submit it for review, please email [email protected].

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